Wildlife Awareness is a course that focuses primarily on bears, and also discusses other wildlife that may be encountered in the region (fox, wolf, cougar, and coyote). Participants will learn how to identify bear types, their behaviors, ranges and habitats and the difference between defensive and predatory bear attacks. The best defense against bear encounters is to not have one, so the course stresses the importance of avoidance strategies. There is also discussion on how to handle and/or prevent a bear encounter with deterrents, if an attack should occur.
This course meets the wildlife safety training standard for Suncor Energy Inc.