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      Wilson College World Travel Film Series - "The World of The Bear & Autumn in Denali" in Chambersburg

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      November 28, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      1015 Philadelphia Ave
      Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

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      Wilson College World Travel Film Series - "The World of The Bear & Autumn in Denali"

      Wilson College World Travel Dinner and Films Series Presents: "The World of The Bear & Autumn in Denali”  By Tom Sterling Join us for an authentic meal starting at 6pm in Laird Hall followed by a film documentary narrated by the presenter in Thomson Chapel at 7pm. Menu: Grilled Salmon Fish and Chips Roasted Root Vegetables Barley Pilaf Wild Berry Cobbler   "The World of The Bear & Autumn in Denali" Synopsis: Bears hold a great fascination for many people as evidenced by the popularity of the Teddy Bear, Yogi Bear, Gentle Ben, and others. North America has three species of bear - The Black, The Polar, and The Grizzly. The Polar Bear is strictly a carnivore, whereas the Black and the Grizzly are primarily vegetarians; but they are opportunists and will, if the occasion presents itself, take live prey - mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and fish. Those that live near salmon streams feast heavily on this rich bounty from the sea. This film begins with Ontario's Black Bears which aren't always black. In British Columbia we find the white (Ghost) Black Bear - The Kermodie, the blackest of Black Bears, and a grizzly enjoying a late summer salmon run. Further north, in Alaska, we conclude our journey with a delightful sojourn at the world's most popular bear and salmon watching location - McNeil Falls and the giant Coastal Grizzlies known as "Brown Bears". In 1897, an Alaskan prospector, by the name of William Dickey, decided to name North America's tallest mountain after the then current president - William McKinley. In 1917, the U.S. Congress designated the area encompassing the mountain as Mount McKinley National Park. Native Athabascans had long referred to the mountain as Denali - "The High One". In 1980, more land was added to the park and it was renamed Denali National Park and Preserve. Its more than six million acres of mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, tundra and forest are home to grizzly, moose, caribou, dall sheep, wolves, ptarmigan, red fox, arctic ground squirrel, beaver, pika, and many others. All are at their resplendant best during that most glorious of seasons.

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