#Smartlikeabear - week 1

Welcome to our online environmental education! Step by step you can become smart like a bear and learn more about animals, the environment and other topics. We update the different activities every day, add videos and quizzes so that you can discover the world of wild animals. Have fun! What happens this week? Our online envirnomental education continues! Step by step you will become as smart as our bears are and learn many new things about animals, nature and other topics. Every morning we will update our overview below, link the videos and upload worksheets you can work with. Have fun!

What's happening this week?

Find the timetable and an overview over all activities below.

Timetable first week 2021

Overview week 1

  • 26.04.- Monday

Every year on 22nd of April about 175 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day. This year’s Earth Day focusses especially on a sustainable diet. Following the theme “Restore our Earth”, we went looking for wild herbs at our sanctuary. Find out more about what herbs we discovered and what we did with them.

Worksheet wild herbs

We show you which wild herbs we used for our salad.

Worksheet wild herbs

Worksheet wild herbs

We show you which wild herbs we used for our salad.

  • 27.04. - Tuesday

What happened here? Guess what the different photos show and see if you guessed right! Click on the little arrow at the bottom of each photo to get to the solution.

Scratches on the ground?

These scratches were made by bear claws. Bears sometimes dig several dens for hibernation in winter and sometimes switch dens, as they don’t fall into a deep sleep in winter but can wake up at any time from their hibernation. By the way, this den was dug by our bear lady Mascha.

Tomatoes on the tree?

 Wild bears spend more than 12 hours per day foraging. At our sanctuary, our animal caretaker team provides the bears with all the food. The food is hidden and spread in the forest or speared on branches to keep the bears busy while foraging.

Pine cones in the pear tree?

This was a woodpecker’s work! He put the spruce cone in the pear tree so that he can pick out the seeds more easily. It’s a common method for woodpeckers and other birds to get their food that way.
  • 28.04. - Wednesday:

The whole family Blum is going on a long hike through the woods today to look for wild herbs, because they want to make tees and salad using wild herbs. By the end of the day, three baskets are filled with wild herbs. Which family member knows the most about wild herbs and only collected edible wild herbs?

Worksheet Collecting wild herbs

Worksheet Collecting wild herbs

Which family member knows most about wild herbs and collected only edible wild herbs?

Solution Worksheet

Solution Worksheet

Collecting wild herbs

  • 29.04. - Thursday:

Amélie and Viola are currently volunteering at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz. Together they went on a walk through the forest and discovered several early bloomers. Have a look at the video to find out more about the flowers they spotted in the forest and let them explain to you where you can find them at your next walk in the forest.d our weekly quiz and help the animals find their food. Good luck!

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  • 30.04. - Friday:

Can bears climb? While young brown bears often climb trees, you don’t see fully-grown brown bears up in the trees that often. One reason is the weight that obviously increases with their size. Fully-grown bears that weigh less are more likely to climb even when they are older. Today you can build your own climbing bear! Follow the steps on our tutorial.



climbing bear