Every fall, Polar Bears International streams live webcasts from the tundra during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Canada, the Polar Bear Capital of the World!
You’re invited to join Polar Bears International to meet and talk with world-renowned scientists and educators—as Arctic winds shake the Tundra Buggies and polar bears prowl outside. Details: Check out their FAQ.
WEBCASTS – Fall 2015
POLAR BEARS IN BERETS: CHURCHILL TO PARIS
With TakingITGlobal and Centre for Global Education; REGISTER HERE
Host: Jennifer Correiro (TakingITGlobal)
Panelists: Jack Omelak (Alaska Nanuuq Commission), Gerrit Wesselink (Youth Arctic Coalition), Dr. Jennifer Kay (University of Colorado-Boulder, sea ice specialist)
- THE ROAD FROM CHURCHILL TO PARIS: POLAR BEARS AND COP21
Tuesday, October 27, 11 a.m. Central Time
The youth voice will be critical in mobilizing climate action around the world, especially at the Paris COP21 talks. Discover how you can do your part!
- CLIMATE JUSTICE: WHY CLIMATE CHANGE IS A SOCIAL ISSUE AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP (Middle/High School)
Wednesday, October 28, 10 a.m. Central Time
Learn about social issues tied to our shifting climate, what northern youth have to say about the changes, and how you can help no matter where in the world you live.
- CONNECTING CLIMATE CHANGE IN YOUR BACKYARD TO ECOSYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD
Thursday, October 29, 1 p.m. Central Time
We read about changes happening to ecosystems all over the world, but what about in our own backyard? Learn how all life is linked together.
POLAR BEAR WEEK—FROM POLAR BEARS TO PEOPLE
With AZA & Explore.org; REGISTER HERE
Host: Dr. Don Moore (AZA/Smithonsian Institution)
Panelists: Dr. Andrew Derocher (University of Alberta, polar bear research), Kassie Siegel (Center for Biological Diversity)
Stay tuned for more outreach this week with: Dr. Steven Amstrup (PBI, chief scientist), Dr. Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University, climate scientist & communicator)
- POLAR BEARS IN (POP) CULTURE
Wednesday, November 4, 12:00 p.m. Central Time
Polar bears have played an important role in indigenous cultures throughout the Arctic for thousands of years. But they’ve also become icons around the world in different ways. Join us we explore these varied roles.
DISCOVERING OUR WORLD WITH STEM
With Discovery Educator Network (DEN); REGISTER HERE
Host: Lance Rougeux (DEN)
Panelists: Dr. Megan Owen (San Diego Zoo, polar bear research), Dr. Kyle Armour (University of Washington, sea ice specialist), Dr. Nick Pilfold (University of Alberta, polar bear research)
- POLAR BEARS AND PENGUINS: POLAR OPPOSITES – (For Kids)
Monday, November 9, 9:30 a.m. Central Time
Find out how polar bears and penguins are connected even though they live on opposite ends of the earth!
ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Monday, November 9, 12 p.m. Central Time
Are narwhals real? Do seals snore? How much can a polar bear eat in one sitting? We’ve collected questions from students, teachers, and the public throughout the season and answer them here.
- CRACKING THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE GROLAR BEAR WITH TECHNOLOGY
Tuesday, November 10, 12 p.m. Central Time
It’s a grizzly, it’s a polar… no, it’s a grolar bear! Take part in our STEM Challenge ahead of the webcast to learn about polar and grizzly bears, then join us to help brainstorm different technologies that can help us understand this half-grizzly, half-polar curiosity!
- BLOOMS, BUGS, BIRDS, AND BEARS: A FIELD TRIP TO THE CHURCHILL NORTHERN STUDIES CENTRE
Thursday, November 12, 10 a.m. Central Time
Churchill, Manitoba is home to much of Canada’s polar bear science, but that’s not the only research happening here! Take a tour with us of the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, an incredible research facility on the shores of Hudson Bay.
The above schedule of events was taken from the Polar Bears International website. For the full calendar of events, including lesson plans and units, resources for your classroom, and contests for students, check out Polar Bears International and their Fall Tundra Connections!
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