Charlie Russell

Participates in 2 items
  Charlie has spent 56 years closely observing the nature of grizzly bears in Canada and Russia in their natural habitat. A former rancher and guide, Charlie is also an author, photographer, and self-taught pilot. His experience includes an 18 year exploration of how grizzlies used and shared his ranch situated on the boundary of Waterton / Glacier International Park near the border between Alberta and Montana. During this time he developed systems that allowed his cattle and the bears to co-exist. In 1992-93, Charlie lived on Princess Royal Island to create a film about the Spirit Bear with wildlife filmmakers Jeff and Sue Turner. His first book, Spirit Bear - Encounters with the White Bear of the Western Rainforest, chronicles the two years spent living with and filming the Kermode bear. He is also the author of Grizzly Heart - Living Without Fear Among the Brown Bears of Kamchatka, chronicling his work with grizzlies in Russia.  

Sessions in which Charlie Russell participates

Friday February 16, 2018

10:45 AM
10:45 AM
  • 56 Years of Discovering the True Nature of Bears
  • Signup required
  • Glenbow Museum - Theatre
  •  1 hour 15 minutes
  • 1 Hour Session
    Environmental and Outdoor Education Science Division 1 (Grades 1-3) Division 2 (Grades 4-6) Division 3 (Grades 7-9) Division 4 (Grades 10-12)
12:30 PM
12:30 PM
  • Sharing Charlie Russell's Experiences with Students
  • Signup required
  • Hyatt - Corridor
  •  3 hours
  • Half Day Workshop
    Science Environmental and Outdoor Education Division 1 (Grades 1-3) Division 2 (Grades 4-6) Division 3 (Grades 7-9) Division 4 (Grades 10-12)