Friday, March 22, 2013

Bear 71

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My father-in-law sent me the link to a thought provoking video called Bear 71.  Bear 71 is the story of a Grizzly Bear living in Banff National Park in Canada.  The video is 20 minutes long, but is broken into chapters so you can leave and come back.  You can also read the the story if you don't like the human voice.  I don't want to tell you too much about this story, because I want to know what you think about it.  Do you like it, hate it, do you think the people who wrote it have a point, or are they crazy?   I personally can't stop thinking about this story even though I there are some aspects that don't like much.

The story also has a map that you can explore with while you are listening.  It's fun and engaging on a different level.  It seems like the producers did a good job presenting serious information in a fun and multi-sensory way.  I think about how to engage people at the Nature Center.  I hope people think about ideas discussed at the Nature Center after they leave just like this video left me interested to know more.

Okay check you the story-  What do you think the story and how they presented it?