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GCRL Science Cafe Virtual and In-person

Please join us for this hybrid GCRL Science Café

In person at the GCRL Campus in the Caylor Building, Room 104

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Presented by Anthony Ballard, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

Historically, black bears have been an abundant and valuable native game species in the state of Mississippi. This presentation will outline the decline of black bear numbers around the turn of the 20th century, detail their natural rebound, and describe the growing abundance we are currently experiencing. We will also cover the research being conducted on black bears such as GPS collaring, reproductive success, and genetic data collection. Finally, we will explore the future of the black bear program, program goals, and how we can all take steps to avoid conflict with bears through public engagement.

Cookies, coffee, and other treats are complimentary.  Masks are available.

Special “Thanks” to the sponsor of the Science Café, MS-AL Sea Grant, and to USM’s Marine Education Center for tech support.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 to 7:00pm

GCRL, Caylor Rm. 104 703 East Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Event Type

Lectures and Presentations

Target Audience

Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff






University Unit
College of Arts and Sciences
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