Our 2013 Spring Tundra Connections® webcasts aired on April 9th! If you missed them, don't worry—you'll find descriptions and links to the archived webcasts below.
Topic: Polar Bear Tracker
Meet biologists & researchers who track polar bears in the wild. Learn what they know about polar bear populations, tracking bears and how we all can take action to help this species.
Target Audience: Grades 4-8
Topic: Feast to Famine
Explore polar bear energetics throughout the year, from gaining mass and energy stores in the spring to avoiding the ill health effects of fasting.
Target Audience: Adult & Professional
John Whiteman, University of Wyoming, Graduate Student
Dr. Steven C. Amstrup, Polar Bears International
Dr. Merav Ben-David, University of Wyoming
Dr. Hank Harlow, University of Wyoming
Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty, University of Wyoming
Moderator: Leah Knickerbocker, PBI
Special thanks to the University of Wyoming and its Biodiversity Institute for their help with our spring program. The Biodiversity Institute fosters conservation of biodiversity through scientific discovery, creative dissemination, education and public engagement. In this setting, scientists and citizens, students and educators, come together to share a wealth of perspectives on the study and appreciation of biodiversity—from microbes to poetry and ecosystems to economics.