Slide 1: Bears … are not that unlike us Slide 2: "Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. A bear's days are warmed by the same sun, his dwellings are overdomed by the same blue sky, and his life turns and ebbs with heart-pulsings like ours and was poured from the same fountain..."
John Muir Slide 3: Like you … bears have things to do each day Slide 4: … berry shrubs to visit Slide 5: … smells to follow Slide 6: bears sometimes just liketo enjoy the view Like you …when all the day’s work is done… Slide 7: … hang out Slide 8: … and relax Slide 9: Like you … bears have a social life Slide 10: during courtship, they hang around together, feeding side-by-side Slide 11: … and a gentle nip on the neck enjoying a nuzzle here and there Slide 12: Like you … bears enjoy their mates Slide 13: … they have rivals Slide 14: … friends, alliances and mentors Slide 15: Like you … mothers are devoted and caring Slide 16: they are affectionate, protective, sensitive, and attentive Slide 17: Like you … cubs just wanna have fun! Slide 18: bears of all ages love to play Slide 19: Like you … bears enjoy a good laugh! Slide 20: … and a good bear hug Slide 21: bears sometimes find them-selves in a difficult place Like you … Slide 22: … and they need a little help from their friends Slide 23: bears need clean water Like you … Slide 24: bears need clean air Slide 25: bears need access to good food Slide 26: … and they need a place to call home Slide 27: Like you … bears want to live their life Slide 28: … to a ripe old age Slide 29: "This we know. The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.“
Chief Seattle — from his address, 1853 Slide 30: Thanks for helping us! www.bearsmart.com