The Bear Essentials offers a comprehensive education. Utilizing interactive audio, pictures, narrations, simulations, videos, quizzes and a final exam, the Bear Essentials will equip individuals with the knowledge of the types of bears in Alberta, their habits and habitat, and how you can keep safe when venturing into bear country.
This course may be taken on-line from any internet enabled computer and can be paused and returned to at anytime. There is a minimum time requirement for each module. You must view the slide modules for the required amount of time before being permitted to move onto the next module and complete the course.
Bear Essentials is the first of many in a series of Advanced Outdoor Education courses AHEIA has to offer
Wallet ID cards will be issued by mail and printable certificates will be made available upon successful completion of the course.
Essentials of Bear Diversity
How Bear Aware are You?
- Identifying Grizzly Bears
- Identifying Black Bears
- Gender Identification
- Bear Tracks
- Opportunistic Eaters
- Natural Diet
- Other Food Sources
- Black Bear Range and Movement
- Grizzly Bear Range and Movement
- Denning and Hibernating
Essentials about Bear Encounters
- Adventures in Bear Country
- Camping and Fishing Tips
- Tips for the Successful Hunter in Bear Country
Bear Encounters: Coming Face to Face
- Assessing an Encounter
- Defensive Bears
- Predatory Bears
- Bear Communication