Are there bears or cougars near the Learning Center? Are they dangerous?
We are fortunate to have black bears and cougars living in the Learning Center’s neighborhood (there are no grizzly bears). These animals are rarely dangerous unless provoked and we have never had an incident. Cougars are very elusive and you’ll probably never encounter one, however we occasionally see black bears on the trails near the Learning Center. Don’t feed them, don’t surprise them and don’t approach them and chances are an encounter will become a memorable part of your visit. Instructions on how to behave if you see a bear are available from your host during bear season.