Welcome to Bear Country Naturalist Training

Watching Wildlife with Respect, Trust and Understanding.

Welcome to the Bear Country Naturalist Community

Welcome to Bear Country Naturalist Community. I am so happy you are here. If we haven't met yet, my name is Daryl Dancer and yes, that is the name on my birth certificate and I'll be your host.

I'm a nature nerd, textile artist, wildlife naturalist. Not to be confused with naturist, if you know what I mean. Bear viewing is my profession. Grizzly bears are my passion.

Think of me as a bear interpreter, translator, protocol officer, instructing humans on proper bear, etiquette, because if you are still reading, I think you're starting to figure it out, that it's ALL ABOUT THE BEARS!

As a bear lover, outdoor enthusiast, wildlife photographer, or adventure guide, you may have noticed that there's a lot of misinformation about bears floating around out there, and I'm so glad you're here because I get to share with you what I've learned over the past 40 plus years living in bear country (No, I'm not a slow learner, I'm just a late bloomer).

If you stick around, I'm going to help you cut through all the statics so you can help keep bears and yourself safe while having amazing adventures in bear country.

So if you're ready, I'd like to invite you to click on the button below. To find out your next steps on how to interact respectfully and safely with black bears, grizzly bears, teddy bears, and polar bears.

See you on the other side. Until then, happy adventuring.

Available Courses

CBVA Level 1 Bear Viewing Guide Training 2023

This training is not just those wanting to become a bear viewing guide, it's IDEAL for anyone who spends time in nature professionally or for enjoyment and adventure. This training will change the way you interact with bears and other wildlife. WITH RESPECT, TRUST AND UNDERSTANDING. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2023 SESSIONS.

Training begins January 2023 to April 2023.

CBVA Level 1 Bear Behaviour and Ecology Training 2023

Follows the Commercial Bear Viewing and Awareness curriculum. This training is not just for becoming a bear viewing guide, it's IDEAL for anyone who spends time in nature professionally or for enjoyment and adventure. This training will change the way you interact with bears and other wildlife. WITH RESPECT, TRUST AND UNDERSTANDING. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2023 SESSIONS.

Classes begin January 2023 to April 2023.

CBVA Bear Awareness Work Cert

For more information on this 8 hour getter done certificate drop me an email daryladancer@gmail.com 

Click on the green Call Me button to book a Wildlife Connection Call to find out the best type of training will best suit your needs.

Bears and Brew Masterclasses

This is where all Bears and Brew Get-Together REPLAYS are stored. Where each month one juicy tidbit about the secret lives of bears is revealed. 

Bear Country Naturalist Community Hub

Click on the green button below to subscribe and take your first step to staying safe in bear country...

How to Use Bear Spray

If you are a hiker, camper, outdoor enthusiast ready to safely interact with bears on your next Bear Country Adventure...

Click on the green button below to answer all your questions and eliminate your doubts on whether or not to use bear spray!

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