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Black Bear Education

Adult female black bear with 4 cubs traversing a yard

FWC’s mission is 'Managing fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people'.  Outreach is an important component of achieving FWC’s mission. We are a partner agency for the Florida Wildlife Festival in Umatilla and regularly attend festivals throughout Florida. Staff present to civic groups, summer camps, schools, senior centers, home owner associations, scout meetings, other governmental agencies, and many others regularly. If you are interested in a bear presentation we may be able to accommodate your request, please email us at