Family and Childrens Programs

Meet the Scientist: Rae Wynn-Grant

June 3, 2017

Smiling headshot of Rae Wynn-Grant.

Lions and Conflicts with Bears, Oh My!

Black bears are habitat generalists and so can survive in many types of ecosystems across North America. Because of this adaptability, they often overlap with human areas, causing human-bear conflict.

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, conservation scientist in the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, studies the movement patterns and behavior of black bears to uncover the causes of this conflict and create recommendations for human-bear coexistence. Join us as Rae discusses her research on black bear interactions and shares pictures, videos, and specimens from the field!

Watch this video to see Rae give a tour of the Museum's black bear diorama and discusses her fieldwork.



On select Saturday afternoons throughout the school year, children 7 years old and older are invited to join us upstairs in the Discovery Room for a chance to talk with an AMNH scientist as they share their passion for science and fascinating findings with us.

Space is limited and tickets are distributed at the Discovery Room on a first-come, first-served basis for sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm.