Tundra Connections Spring

Willy, a polar bear at the North Carolina Zoo, was known for his playful personality. Details...
© Valerie Abbott

Our 2014 Spring Tundra Connections® webcast series has ended. If you missed our live broadcasts, you can watch the archives via the links below. And be sure to check back for our Fall 2014 series!

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND AT 11 AM CENTRAL

TOPIC: Polar Bear Play 
Do polar bears play? Watch Buzz and Neil, two Como Park Zoo polar bears, test their skills at the zoo's training wall while learning about polar bear behavior.
Target Audience:  Grades 4-8 and General
Partner: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Watch the archive here.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND AT 1 PM CENTRAL

TOPIC: Polar Bears and Cheetahs: Hope for Two Iconic Species
Join us for a new dialogue on climate change with scientists Steven Amstrup and Laurie Marker. Learn about two amazing species, the cheetah and the polar bear, and explore two threatened ecosystems, the African savannah and Arctic sea ice. 
Target Audience: General 
Partner: Cheetaah Conservation Fund
Watch the archive here.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 20TH at 11:00 AM CENTRAL

Topic: Connected Classrooms - Explore the Tundra through Google Street View
The Google Maps team visited the polar bear capital of the world last fall and collected Street View imagery with our help. Join us to learn how we collected the imagery, how climate change is impacting polar bears, and what you can do to help! 
Target Audience: Grades 4-8, STEM Educators, and At Large
Partner: Google Maps
Educational Materials: Google Streetview Unit and Lessons
Watch the archive here.

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Special thanks to Cheetah Conservation FundComo Zoo, Google MapsGoogle for Education Connected Classrooms, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. To learn more about the Google Street View Trek in Churchill, Manitoba visit the Treks page HEREBear hugs also to Julene Reed, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and PBI Education Advisory Council member, who directs the PBI Tundra Connections program.