We introduced LIFE DINALP BEAR project to the participants of the summer forestry camp, taking place in the heart of the bear core area in Kočevski rog (Slovenia) last week. Through an evening chat by the fire we communicated the main goals and the focal activities of the project. The students expressed great enthusiasm for bear biology and the topics on human-bear coexistence. They were specifically interested in how to behave properly when visiting the bear core areas, as they actually experienced meeting a bear in its natural habitat during the camp in Kočevski rog. Moreover, the students happily shared their experience from bear watching, camera trapping and looking for signs of bear presence. Finally, they all agreed that spending a week in the land of bears was an exceptional experience.