Tundra Connections

Tundra Connections® is Wild!

Have you always wanted to meet and talk with a polar bear scientist? Now you can! 

Every fall, we conduct LIVE, free broadcasts from the tundra during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill. You're invited to join our exclusive webcasts to meet and talk with world-renowned scientists and educators—as arctic winds shake the buggies and polar bears prowl outside. We also conduct webcasts in the spring from various locations.

Webcasts and Google Hangouts

Our broadcasts are available for school groups, zoos, green clubs, or business and community leaders—the bigger the audience, the better. Most are targeted to a general audience, although some are especially for the very young or for professionals.

  • Our spring programs air in March and April; check out our 2014 schedule!
  • Our fall webcasts air in October & November; check out our 2013 schedule for a sample and links to our archives. Stay tuned for our fall 2014 schedule.
  • Webcasts are open to anyone, although we do ask that you register in advance
  • Video conferences must be pre-scheduled
  • Sessions are archived for later viewing
  • Learn more in our FAQ

During the broadcasts, you can:

  • See live camera and video clips of polar bear behavior in a natural setting
  • Ask the experts questions and get answers in real time

Interested in joining us?
For webcasts, check out our schedule and speakers, register in advance, and then visit our Save Our Sea Ice Community Page at the time shown for the broadcast you want to join. Questions? Contact us at connections@pbears.org for an appointment. 

Are you an educator?
We've created supporting educational materials for you including:

  • Units and lesson plans for pre- and post-conference classroom activities
  • Green tips that focus on ways to reduce your carbon footprint to help the bears
  • Short, engaging videos on polar bears and the Arctic

After the session, please complete our short Tundra Connections evaluation. You'll be entered into a drawing to receive a free polar bear adoption package!

Our heartfelt thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Frontiers North Tundra Buggy Adventure. Generous support has also been provided by explore.org, the philanthropic media organization and multi-media arm of The Annenberg Foundation, as part of its Pearls of the Planet initiative, a variety of live feeds that aim to help people fall in love with the world.

We're also grateful to Julene Reed, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and PBI Education Advisory Council member, who directs the PBI Tundra Connections program, and to our partners Google MapsCanada Goose, Parks Canada, Discovery Educator Network, TakingITGlobal, and Cimate Counts.