ADAMS -- Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School (BART) is hosting a public lecture by bear expert Ben Kilham at 7 p.m., on Thursday, May 30. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The talk will primarily focus on Kilham’s work with the black bear population, but how Kilham’s learning differences have impacted his professional life will also be discussed.
Kilham is a wildlife biologist based in Lyme, N.H., who has studied black bear habits and interacted with them for more than two decades. He and his wife, Debra, have accepted orphaned bear cubs into their home and enabled them to successfully return to the wild.
Kilham has been the focus of several news articles and documentaries, including National Geographic’s "A Man Among Bears" and Animal Planet’s "Papa Bear." He is also co-author of the book, "Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild." He is licensed by the state of New Hampshire as a wildlife rehabilitator, with special license to conduct research on black bears.
He also holds a federal license for bird rehabilitation.
For more information, visit www.benkilham.com.