Tundra Connections

Thanks to our friends at Polar Bears International (especially STAR DE Julene Reed) we have the distinct pleasure to offer our DEN community the opportunity to participate in a series of live webcasts from the tundra – Tundra Connections – where your students can meet and talk with world-renowned scientists while they’re right in the midst of the annual polar bear migration on the tundra near Churchill, Manitoba.

Monday, November 15

Understanding Polar Bears: Questions from Students Around the World

12 PM Central

During this live webcast your students will see live footage of polar bears and have the chance to get their questions answered by an amazing panel of experts including:

  • Dr. Steven Amstrup, Senior Scientist, Polar Bears International
  • Jill Marvin, General Curator, Quebec du Aquarium, Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • Marie Auger-Meth, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Ian Stirling, University of Alberta, Adjunct Professor

We’ll also make sure your students know how to expand their knowledge of polar bears through the abundant library of resources they can access through Discovery Education’s Student Center.

Click here to register your class and receive updates as the date of the webcast approaches.

Have your students submit questions in advance by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 16

Polar Bears and Climate Change

10 AM Central

Join the panel again as they focus on the affect a changing climate has on polar bears.

Click here to register your class and receive updates as the date of the webcast approaches.

The webcasts above will have a special Discovery flavor since Lance Rougeux will be on the tundra during that time, but we encourage you to also check out other free webcasts through Tundra Connections.

Comments

  1. Natalie Osborne Smith

    I can’t wait for this Virtual Field Trip to Manitoba. I have five classes who have already committed to viewing and submitting questions. Yeah! The kids really love these opportunities.

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