Message from Dr. Rogers at North American Bear Center- Give to the Max Day

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
As we approach our fifth Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 13, I am thinking about how far we’ve come together in educating about bears and replacing misconceptions with facts. People won’t coexist with animals they fear. What began with us learning together from Lily and Hope in 2010 has turned into a global community of friends and like-minded people using time, talents, and support to spread the truth about bears.

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Doc lecturing at viewing windowNothing close to what we have accomplished as a group could have happened otherwise.

Spreading the truth and educating about bears is the main purpose of the Hope Learning Center classroom, the Broadcast Room for distance learning, and the Northwoods Ecology Hall—all in the new addition to the North American Bear Center.

Feeling your friendship and passion is humbling and inspiring. Together, we are making these new additions to the North American Bear Center state of the art facilities to engage and reach students, officials, and people worldwide.

Give MN Join us Live revPlease join us live throughout Give to the Max Day on the PTZ Cam that can be found under the Live Cameras tab on

Lily and HopeLily and HopeWhen donating, you can increase the chances of winning a Golden Ticket for the North American Bear Center by breaking large donations into several smaller ones. If you would like to donate before the 13th, your donations will still be eligible for Golden Tickets and counted in the leaderboards. To donate, click here.

With much gratitude, thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist,
North American Bear Center