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Travelling exhibition

SWS and WWF are proud to present a new exhibition:


Following the huge success of "Meeting the Bear", which was seen by around 20,000 people at 50 venues in 2005-2009, we have prepared a new exhibition about Europe's largest land-based carnivore.

"BEARS AND US" presents informative facts about bears in an entertaining format. The wealth of photographs is supplemented with a Powerpoint presentation, educational film and plaster casts of bear footprints. A series of attractive banners contain information on what bears eat, why they hibernate and what threats they face. Like its predecessor, an important aim of this exhibition is to explain how problems between bears and people can be reduced, by protecting beehives and crops and learning how to avoid the riskiest situations as well as what to do if we meet a bear.

The content of the exhibition is based on the authors' own practical experience in Slovakia as well as on the advice of the world's leading experts on bears and bear safety.

If you are interested in staging the exhibition please email us or write to this address:

SWS - bear exhibition
P.O. Box 72
Liptovský Hrádok 033 01


To borrow the exhibition the cost is €10 for the first week and €5 for each subsequent week. The price includes lending a DVD of the film "Staying Safe in Bear Country" and as a present you will also receive a set of teaching materials "In the Tracks of Bears" for work with pupils, which is yours to keep. When borrowing the exhibition for at least three weeks we will cover one-way delivery of the exhibition by post or in person.

You can also request a presentation with our expert, who will talk about his experience, news from global research and show items such as casts of footprints or a skull. We also organise creative and educational activities for pupils focused on bears and other carnivores.

The exhibition has already been held at the following venues:

4 - 31 October 2012Regional Centre for Nature Conservation, Prešov
10 July - 4 August 2012Hotel Forton, Stará Lesná, High Tatras
11 - 30 JuneKúpele, Horný Smokovec
1 - 8 JunePovažská Bystrica
10 - 31 MayNové Zámky Municipal Cultural Centre
23 April - 7 May 2012Ždiar primary and infant school
28 Nov. - 16 December 2011Private secondary vocational school, Giraltovce
15 - 22 NovemberForestry Faculty, Technical University, Zvolen
12 NovemberHorolezecká chata, Horný Smokovec
22 August - 30 SeptemberVihorlat Museum, Humenné
6 - 13 JuneVillage Hall, Liptovská Porúbka
10 - 31 MayPohronské Education Centre, Žiar nad Hronom
6 MayHotel Mýto, Mýto pod Ďumbierom
4 - 8 AprilHradná grammar school, Liptovský Hrádok
23 March - 1 AprilHradná primary school, Liptovský Hrádok
9 - 11 MarchSecondary Vocational School of Forestry, L. Hrádok
10 - 20 JanuaryPoľsko-slovenský dom, Bardejov
22 Dec. 2010 - 6 Jan. 2011Town Hall, Liptovský Hrádok
3 - 16 DecemberSAŽP, Banská Bystrica
29 Nov. - 2 DecemberOZ Tilia, Rajec
18 Oct. - 19 NovemberJán Kollár Library, Kremnica
7 - 9 OctoberEnvironmental Education Centre Drienok, Teplý Vrch
23 Sept. - 6 OctoberHorolezecká chata, Horný Smokovec
4 - 5 SeptemberSt. Hubert Days, the Manor House in Svätý Anton
10 Aug. - 3 SeptemberBorová Sihoť hotel and campground, Liptovský Hrádok
7 - 8 August"Bear Days" Festival, Hrebienok, High Tatras
28 July - 6 AugustSanatórium, Tatranská Kotlina, High Tatras
12 - 25 JulyTown Hall, Starý Smokovec, High Tatras
19 - 22 AprilStaré Hory school
16 - 30 March 2010Regional Cultural Centre, Prievidza