Sunday
05
NOV

Bam Bam Day

09:30
15:30

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Bam Bam Day programs from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on November 5, 2017.

Join us as we celebrate our grizzly bear Bam Bam with a fun-filled day of activities and educational programs for all ages. Our Wildlife Interpreters Beckie and Hannah will be hosting hands-on activities like crafting bear enrichment, and sharing information about bears including their adaptations, diets, home ranges, and much more! Check out the program schedule for activities you won't want to miss on this special day!

Program Schedule

9:30 a.m. Enrichment fun
Enrichment provides fun activities for our animals to enjoy that helps them physically and psychologically. Join Wildlife Interpreter Hannah next to Bam Bam’s habitat to get creative and make new enrichment for the bears that call Turpentine Creek home.

10:15 a.m. How do you bear up?
Bears are amazing critters that have adapted for survival in the habitats that they live in. Their size, color, and diets all play a role in their survival. Join Wildlife Interpreter Beckie next to the Black Bear habitats and discover how you compare to a bear in this fun activity.

11:15 a.m. What does a bear eat?
Join Wildlife Interpreter Hannah next to the black bear habitats to explore the diverse diets of our bears here at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and how they compare to the diets of bears in the wild.

12:15 p.m. Bearing down for winter
When it comes to the seasons, winter can be the harshest for wildlife. Bears like other wildlife have a special superpower to survive during the winter months. Join Wildlife Interpreter Beckie next to Bam Bam’s habitat for a fun activity to explore how bears survive the bitter cold winter months.

1:15 p.m. Bam Bam our wonderful Grizzly
We love Bam Bam and are happy that we can provide him with his forever home. However, we wish that he had never been a pet and could have been the wild bear that he should be. Join Wildlife Interpreter Hannah in front of Bam Bam’s habitat to learn more about his story and the exotic pet trade.

2:15 p.m. Who goes there?
Arkansas used to be known as the Bear State in the 1800’s due to the number of Black Bears in our woods. Have you ever hiked in the woods and wonder what wildlife you might see or hear? Join Wildlife Interpreter Beckie next to Bam Bam’s habitat as we discover how to read the signs left behind from our wildlife and learn some bear safety while hiking.

3:30 p.m. Enrichment fun
Enrichment provides fun activities for our animals to enjoy that helps them physically and psychologically. Join Wildlife Interpreter Beckie next to Bam Bam’s habitat to get creative and make new enrichment for the bears that call Turpentine Creek home.