Polar Bears International Tundra Connections - Free Webcast

8 November 2011 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

11:30 am PST / 1:30 pm CST / 2:30 pm EST
Webcast location: go.nmc.org/pbi-tundra-connections

Imagine a classroom experience on the tundra near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, during the peak of the polar bear migration, as arctic winds sweep across the landscape and polar bears prowl outside.

In an exciting new partnership, the NMC and Polar Bears International (PBI) invite you to explore climate change through the perspective of these breathtaking and beloved creatures. Through a live, free webcast from a specially equipped Tundra Buggy®, you will have the chance to learn about polar bears and climate change from leading scientists and educators, and ask questions and receive answers in real time.

During the Tundra Connections broadcast, polar bears and other arctic wildlife will roam outside on their tundra home, and camera cutaways will give you the chance to experience the action as well as the extraordinary setting.

Panelists include two of the world's most renowned polar bear scientists: Dr. Steven C. Amstrup and Dr. Andrew Derocher, as well as sea ice and climate expert Dr. Cecilia Bates. PBI has been involved in a Challenge Based Learning project, and those lesson plans are also available for free download. In preparation for the webcast, watch the live Polar Bear Cam for the gathering of polar bears.

> RSVP on the Facebook event page, and join the live webcast at 1:30 p.m. CST on November 8.

Have questions about this webcast? Email communications@nmc.org.

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