Let’s talk about bears

It seems like the bear-human relationship has been getting some bad press lately, so now might be a good time to hear from someone who says he sometimes baby-sits for grizzly bears.

Charlie Russell, a Canadian naturalist who has appeared in the BBC films “Bear Man of Kamchatka” and “Edge of Eden,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. June 28 at the Vermilion Community College Theater in Ely.

Russell has been studying and living with grizzly bears for decades. It’s reported that female grizzly bears would sometimes leave their cubs for him to watch while they foraged.

The event will include a Q&A session. Tickets are $25 and available at bear.org.