Boulder Cares about Lions and Bears: A week of fun, educational events!

Sinapu will sponsor the following (free) events:


Children’s Art Exhibit Saturday May 19, 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Dairy Center for the Arts. We celebrate Boulder County’s youngest artists, grade schoolers who have depicted mountain lions and bears. Linda Masterson, author of Living with Bears, will speak to the public at 3pm, with a focus on a child audience, about black bears. Oso, a live (human-costumed) bear will appear. Free refreshments. Please RSVP.

Bear Nature Hike, Sunday, May 20, 9:30am to 12pm, gather at the Chautauqua shelter (behind the Auditorium). Bear biologist Darrin Masters will lead a short and gentle nature hike that is suitable for children. Come and learn about our local black bears and their habitat during a fun, hands-on event. Please RSVP.


Black Bear Experts Speak, May 23, Wednesday- 6:30-8:00 pm, Chautauqua Community House. Spend an evening with two black bear experts and their amazing photos by Darrin Masters, bear biologist, and Linda Masterson, author of Living with Bears. The book will be available for purchase and signing by Linda. Learn about the natural history of black bears, their ecological role, and how to co-exist with bruins. Free refreshments. Please RSVP.

“The Trail of the Cougar” PBS Nature film, Thursday, May 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Boulder Creek Room at the Boulder Public Library. Wendy Keefover-Ring, Sinapu’s director of carnivore protection, will facilitate a discussion after the film. Please RSVP.

Boulder Creek Festival, May 26-28. The Sinapu booth will feature Oso, a live (human-costumed) bear. Sinapu will distribute literature and information on bears, lions, and other wildlife. Citizens can sign Sinapu’s “Bear Aware” and “Mountain Lion Smart Citizen” pledges and get a free sticker or button.

If you have questions, or to RSVP or volunteer for events, please contact Ms. Billie Gutgsell at 303.447.8655, Ext. 0# or

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