Tundra Connections® is Wild!
Have you always wanted to meet and talk with a polar bear scientist? Now you can! And our pre- and post-webcast lesson plans round out the experience.
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 videoconferences
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 usually air in April; check out our 2013 schedule for a sample and links to webcasts you may have missed
- Our fall webcasts air in October & November; check out our 2013 schedule for a sample and links
- 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 (we'll post these closer to the air dates), register in advance, and then visit our My Planet, My Part webpage at the time shown for the broadcast you want to join. For videoconferences, read about the requirements in our FAQ and then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. A limited number of videoconferences are available.
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 grateful to Julene Reed, an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBI Education Advisory Council member, who directs the PBI Tundra Connections program, and also to our partners Canada Goose, Parks Canada, Discovery Educator Network, TakingITGlobal, and Cimate Counts.