Polar Bears International

Field Ambassadors

Field Ambassadors

It's an inspiration to meet someone with in-depth knowledge and driving passion—whether on the tundra
 or in a zoo.

Polar bears like to play. They slide on their bellies across the ice. They toss around strands of kelp. They wrestle with each other in the snow.

If you visit Churchill, you'll learn fun facts like these from our Field Ambassadors, along with information on climate change and on how each of us can help.

These intrepid women, who are young zoo professionals, share their knowledge about polar bears with tourists aboard Tundra Buggies® as part of a program designed to nurture leadership in women.

They tell stories. They answer questions. And, once they're back home, they continue to spread the word about sea-ice loss and its effect on polar bears everywhere they can.

Field ambassador volunteers
  • Reach people on nearly 60 tours every year in Churchill.
  • Donate two weeks of their lives each year for two years, with support from their zoos.
  • Return home eager to share their experiences with a combined total of more than 10 million people.
  • Provide leadership in their communities on carbon-reduction efforts.

Thank you to JoAnne Simerson, a PBI Advisory Council member, for creating and leading this program.

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glaciers floating ont he ocean
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