10/31/2014 2:22:50 PM

Tundra Connections Week 2 (Nov. 2-Nov. 8)

It's the second week of our Tundra Connections webcasts. We had a blast last week talking about polar bears with classrooms and individuals around the world. This week we've brought in a new cadre of guests to continue the conversation.

Because it's Polar Bear Week (or favorite week of the year!) we've lined up some great webcasts and live chats. You can also join in the celebration by Taking the Next Step. Here's how! 

To take part in Tundra Connections, check out the topics below and choose one or both (we want you to participate in all of them!). Then register* and WATCH HERE at the dates and times below. Questions? Check out our FAQ.

Get your questions ready and meet us on the tundra!

Tundra Connections Webcasts

The following webcasts will be hosted by Dr. Don Moore from the Smithsonian's National Zoo. This week's guests are Dr. Steven AmstrupGeoff YorkDr. Andrew DerocherMegan Owen, and Dr. Cecilia Bitz

Take the Next Step #saveourseaice - VIEW HERE
Tuesday, November 4, 1 p.m. Central Time. How can you take the next step to help polar bears? Share your actions and projects and help #SaveOurSeaIce! Our teacher resources will help build on what your students are learning from the webcast. 

Bears in a Warming World - VIEW HERE
Wednesday, November 5, 11 a.m. Central Time. Climate change isn't only impacting polar bears; it has an affect on all bear species. Join our experts to discuss how bears worldwide are being impacted by a changing climate. Our teacher resources will help build on what your students are learning from the webcast. 

Polar Bear Play: Our Favorite Polar Bear Highlights - VIEW HERE
Thursday, Nov. 6, 12:00 p.m. Central Time. Live from the tundra and from our archives of polar bear footage, we explore the characteristics, habits, and behaviors of our favorite bear, the polar bear. 

Live Chats

Bear Talk with Chris Morgan
Friday, October 31, 3 p.m. Central Time. Join us as we talk with ecologist and TV host Chris Morgan about his extensive experience with different bear species from all over the world, including western Hudson Bay polar bears.

Tracking Polar Bears in Hudson Bay
Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m. Central Time. In the middle of winter when the polar bears are out on the sea ice, how do scientists know where they are? Discover how researchers learn about where and when polar bears move out on the sea ice by using satellite technology!

Polar Bear Week and the Energy Challenge
Sunday, November 2, 2 p.m. Central Time. What is Polar Bear Week, why should it matter, and how can you get involved? We talk about all the cool stuff coming up this week and why we'd love you to participate!

Polar Bears in the Arctic, Always!
Monday, Nov. 3, 12:00 p.m. Central Time. Arctic sea ice is home to the world's polar bears. In a warming world, the polar bear's home is literally melting away. Find out how to take action to ensure there will be polar bears in the Arctic, always!

Myths and Misconceptions: Polar Bears and Climate Change
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Do polar bears have fiber optic fur? Can they really adapt to eating terrestrial foods? Our experts answer your frequently asked questions about polar bears and climate change, and address common myths and misconceptions. 

Five Things You NEED to Know About Polar Bears
Wednesday, Nov 5, 2:30 p.m. Central Time. Everyone loves the polar bear, but what do we really know about these arctic animals? Explore our favorite facts about the sea bear and what we think you need to know about the great white bear. 

Want to know what the rest of the season looks like? Check out the complete schedule for our live chats and Tundra Connections webcasts.

*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. 

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