Our next Nature Connections is all about bears!  Have you ever wondered about the bear population of North America? Did you know that North America has almost 40% of all the bear diversity in the world? At this event we will be exploring everything about bears.  There will be a special presentation be the NHSM’s mammal curator Steve Sheffield. We will also explore bears through a variety of engaging crafts and games.

Featured Presentation

1:15 pm: Bears by Steve Sheffield, Ph.D., Curator of Mammals

Steve Sheffield will lead an engaging discussion on North American Bears.  His talk will encompass the ecology, natural history, and conservation status of each species of bear.

Steve Sheffield is the NHSM Curator of Mammals.  He is a professor of Biology at Bowie State University, Bowie, MD.  He holds degrees from SUNY-Oswego (Zoology), University of Maryland (Wildlife ecology), and Oklahoma State (Zoology).


Natural History Society of Maryland hopes to see you there!



The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization.  Please consider donating or becoming a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland and visit for more information.


Thank you for your support!


Photo Credit: Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith, via Wikimedia Commons