I strongly encourage you to tune into three webcasts next week (Mon-Wed) featuring STAR Discovery Educator Julene Reed. Julene and colleagues will be discussing polar bears and climate change live from the tundra. Click here to learn more about this amazing opportunity for you and your students.
From the Learning Interchange blog:
Webcasts from the Tundra – Churchill, Canada
Near the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada – not far from the town of Churchill, the “Polar Bear Capital of the World” – members of Polar Bears International, scientists, zoologists, educators, and students gather at different times each winter to observe and study polar bears in the wild.
During October and November 2009, a panels of experts will be conducting six webcasts focused on polar bears and climate change, live from the tundra. We invite you to join these webcasts which are correlated to the educational resources and lessons shared in this exhibit. For more details, a list of panelists, FAQ’s about the webcasts and scheduled videoconferences, and other related information, view the “Tundra Connections Information” page which is listed on the sidebar.
This year’s webcasts will include live shots and video clips of bears on the tundra!
November 2009 Webcasts – all at 11:00 a.m. CST
– Target Audience is Grade 9-12 and Higher Education, but applicable to younger grades and adults.
* Monday, November 9th – “Global Impacts, Warning Signs, and Inherent Issues”
* Tuesday, November 10th – “Conversations: Polar Bears, the Arctic, and Climate Change”
* Wednesday, November 11th – Taking Action, Making a Difference”
To view any of these webcasts, simply return to this site on the day of the webcast and look for the link to participate!
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS RELATED TO POLAR BEARS OR THE UPCOMING “TUNDRA CONNECTIONS,” PLEASE E-MAIL THEM TO THE ADDRESS BELOW. QUESTIONS FOR THE PANELISTS DURING THE LIVE WEBCASTS CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS:firstname.lastname@example.orgNovember Panelists include:
- Dr. Don Moore (Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo, Washington, D.C., PBI Advisory Council)
- Julene Reed (St. George’s Independent School, Memphis, TN, PBI Advisory Council, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Advisory Council, Apple Distinguished Educators Advisory Board)
- Dr. Tom Smith (Brigham Young University, PBI Advisory Council)
- Geoff York (WWF-Arctic Program, PBI Advisory Counil