Live from the Tundra on Wednesday, November 16: STEM on the Tundra: Cool Jobs

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, for the annual polar bear migration.

Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers on the tundra.


November 16

STEM on the Tundra: Cool Jobs

Wednesday November 16 – 12:00 PM (ET)

Content tailored to 4th-8th grade

The daily choices we make impact our world. Tune in to see how different teams on the tundra are utilizing STEM skills to support a global conversation and make a positive impact for polar bears. We’ll learn why you don’t need to be a scientist to practice the core values of STEM. And, we will see some cool jobs that you might not typically consider when you think about the tundra.

Instructional Idea: Explore STEM Careers as a Nature Photographer

photographer_circleNature photography isn’t just about taking picture of animals and plants outside; it’s about telling a story through an image. The best photographers in the world don’t just focus on the subject, but help people see the entire picture.

Explore this STEM career profile that shares what it takes to become a nature photographer and challenges students to tell the story of a critical environmental need in their community with pictures.

Related Resources

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Video, Grades 3-12, Canadian Subscribers

The Frozen Planet film crew put themselves at the mercy of the elements, facing fierce polar winds up to 148 miles per hour and bone-chilling temperatures as low as -58F. They were stalked by hungry polar bears, befriended by curious leopard seals, and driven nearly mad by month after month of endless squawking by thousands upon thousands of Adlie penguins, all to get the perfect shot.

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Video, Grades 6-12, Canadian Subscribers

Documents the use of photography as a tool to generate awareness about lesser-known endangered species such as the Florida grasshopper sparrow.

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Video, Grades 6-12, Canadian Subscribers

Profiles the Photo Ark—one man’s twenty-year attempt to photograph every captive species on Earth. The goal of the Photo Ark is to raise awareness about endangered species.

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Video, Grades K-5, Canadian Subscribers

Wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas captures rare photos of elusive animals in Namibia.Save


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