The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a popular icon of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but how much do you know about black bears?

Watch and draw along as our Teacher Naturalist Luke creates a few journal pages and shares fun information all about black bears!

Some questions after you watch:

  • What did you learn from this video?
  • What questions do you have after watching?
  • What is worth still investigating?
  • Are you inspired to do your own watercolor journaling?

Explore more videos and activities online with SmokiEEE’s @ Home, an extension of Great Smoky Mountains’ Parks as Classrooms program in collaboration with Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, Discover Life in America (DLiA) and Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA), and in partnership with Friends of the Smokies.