Fall Tundra Connections

Every fall, we stream live webcasts from the tundra during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Canada, the Polar Bear Capital of the World! 

You're invited to join us to meet and talk with world-renowned scientists and educators—as Arctic winds shake the Tundra Buggies and polar bears prowl outside. Our broadcasts include a series of short live chats in addition to our more in-depth webcasts. To join, review the topics to find those best suited to you. Then register* and WATCH HERE at the dates and times shown.

After watching, please take our short post-broadcast survey. You'll be entered into a drawing for a prize. Questions? Visit our FAQ

WEBCASTS - FALL 2016

FIRST SERIES: OCTOBER 24-28
TECHNOLOGY ON THE TUNDRA
Partner: Frontier School Division
Panelists: Jacqueline Monteith, Bradley HampsonDr. Stephen PetersenDr. Vicki Sahanatien. Also special guests from Parks Canada, the Churchill Northern Studies Center, Manitoba Sustainable Development, the Town of Churchill, and more!

Brought to you by the Frontier School Division, live from the Churchill Northern Studies Center:

Local Use of Science & Technology – Past & Present
Tuesday, Oct 25, 10:00 am – 11:30 am Central Time - REGISTER HERE
Target age: Middle and high school
Join our panel of expert educators and scientists to discuss the incredible science, technology, and local knowledge in Churchill, Manitoba. What did we know before, what do we know now, and what are we trying to learn? We talk about the importance of connecting with each other to share what we know and to build connections throughout the North to protect this region for the future. 

Local Use of Science and Technology - Current Practices
Tuesday, October 25, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Central Time - REGISTER HERE
Target age: Middle and high school
Our experts chat about how different aspects of science and technology help us learn about the world around us, specifically the sub-Arctic! What technologies do we use to study animals like polar bears and seals and how can we share that knowledge to grow what we know and conserve what we love? Discuss what the future holds for technology in education and land-based learning. 

Brought to you by Polar Bears International, live from Buggy One:

Technology On the Tundra
Thursday, October 27, 10:30 am – 11:30 am Central Time - REGISTER HERE
Target age: Elementary to high school
Our expert panelists take a look at some innovative technologies at our fingertips that can help us learn about, and protect, our environment. Join our brainstorm about what we can do with technology, how it can help us build partnerships throughout the north and wider world, and discuss future visions. From learning in the classroom to roaming the tundra surrounded by wildlife—what do you want to do with it?  

Brought to you by the Frontier School Division, live from Buggy One:

Science and Technology as Building Blocks for Educational Partnerships
Thursday, October 27, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central Time - REGISTER HERE
Target age: Educational professionals
Join the Frontier School Division experts to talk about recent partnerships in science and technology and some successes and challenges of using it in Northern Manitoba. Let’s discuss how we can all move forward to enhance education for youth around the globe.

SECOND SERIES: NOVEMBER 14-16
TAKE THE PLUNGE WITH POLAR BEARS!
Partner: Discovery Educator Network
Panelists: Kyle Schutt, Julene Reed, Dr. Thea Bechshoft, Dr. Flavio Lehner

Arctic ABCs
Monday, November 14, 11 am-12 pm Central Time - REGISTER HERE
Target age: Content tailored to K-3, all ages welcome
P is for Polar Bear, U is for… Ulu? Let’s go through the alphabet, Arctic-style! We’ll have some fun, see some polar bears and other organisms that live in the Arctic regions, and learn some new words along the way!

Ice Bears in Your Backyard
Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Central Time - REGISTER HERE
Target age: Content tailored to 4th-8th grade, all ages welcome
Learn how water in your backyard is tied to polar bears in the Arctic! Help us understand the global world of ice and water and why its conservation is so important to all creatures, not just polar bears. 

STEM on the Tundra: Cool Jobs!
Wednesday, November 16, 11:00 am–12:00 pm Central Time - REGISTER HERE
Target age: Content tailored to 4th-8th grade, all ages welcome
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.

*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 Discovery Education, Frontier School Division, Churchill Northern Studies Center, and Canada Goose.

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