Tundra Connections Fall 2014

Wow. What a line-up! You're invited to meet and talk with some of the world's foremost authorities on polar bears and climate change during our free Tundra Connections® broadcasts from the Polar Bear Capital of the World! Big names. With big stories. And wild polar bears roaming outside!

This year we've added a series of short live chats in addition to our more in-depth webcasts. They're targeted to a general audience unless otherwise noted. To join, review the topics to find those best suited to you. Then register* and watch on our Polar Bear TV at the dates and times below. Questions? Check out our FAQ.

LIVE CHATS 

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1 p.m. Central Time
    Polar Bear Cam, Live! With Ranger Roy
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1:30 p.m. Central Time
    Welcome to Buggy One! Also, Mums and Cubs! 
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 11 a.m. Central Time
    Alaskan Polar Bear Moms
  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 3 p.m. Central Time
    Bear Talk with Chris Morgan 
  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 11 a.m. Central Time
    Tracking Polar Bears in Hudson Bay 
  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2 p.m. Central Time
    Polar Bear Week and the Energy Challenge 
  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 12 p.m. Central TIme
    For One, for All - conserving polar bears helps people
  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1 p.m. Central Time
    Stressed Out Polar Bears 

LIVE WEBCASTS

STEM WEEK FOR STUDENTS & EDUCATORS 
Host: Kyle Schutt (Discovery Educator Network); Register here
Guests: Dr. Seth StapletonDr. Tom SmithJody Reimer

    • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 11 a.m. Central Time
      A Virtual Field Trip to the Polar Bear Capital of the World 
    • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1:30 p.m. Central Time
      Polar Bears from the Air: Drones and Satellites 

POLAR BEAR WEEK- TAKE THE NEXT STEP!
Host: Dr. Don Moore (Smithsonian's National Zoo); Register here
Guests: Dr. Steven Amstrup; Geoff York; Dr. Andrew Derocher; Megan Owen; Dr. Cecilia Bitz 

    • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1 p.m. Central Time
      Take the Next Step #SaveOurSeaIce 
    • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 11 a.m. Central Time
      Bears In a Warming World 

GLOBAL WEEK - CONNECTING ECOSYSTEMS 
Host: Terry Godwaldt (Taking IT Global); Register here
Guests: Alysa McCall; Dr. Stephen Petersen; Dr. Jennifer Kay 

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 10 a.m., Central Time
  • Connecting Ecosystems around the World
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 12:30 p.m. Central Time
    Marine Mammal Conservation and Education 
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1 p.m. Central Time
    The Polar Bear - Canada's Icon

*We encourage registration for the Tundra Connections webcasts so we can send a reminder and know who is joining us. The live chats are shorter and more casual and don't require registration.

We're grateful 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 again.

Special thanks also to Julene Reed, an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBI Education Advisory Council member, who directs the Tundra Connections program, and to Parks Canada, Google Street View, Discovery Education, The Centre for Global EducationTakingITGlobal, and Canada Goose.

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