How people can get involved in Polar Bear Week:
Stream a live tundra sunset concert with Kishi Bashi, renowned violinist, on October 27 at 3:30 PM CST.
Tune into Tundra Connections: webcasts with scientists, and other experts, streamed live so viewers can learn about polar bears and how they can help. 200,000 classrooms participate in Tundra Connections.
Catch COP26 during a special via Churchill, Canada and the COP26 Climate Talks in Glasgow, Scotland. Happening November 10 at 11:00 am CST (12:00 EST): Sign Up Here.
Participate in Polar Bear Curriculum: use this free schedule and activities to bring the Subarctic to your home or school, including projects, presentations, arts and more. You can also access these on Flip with the joincode: polarbearsint
Fundraise: Take the Detect and Protect Polar Bears Challenge and invite your friends and family to get involved in a cause you are passionate about.
Donate to the Detect and Protect Polar Bears project.
Watch a video about radar technology helping polar bears and people.
Sign this petition in support of carbon pricing plans.
Symbolically Adopt a Polar Bear: Receive an e-certificate, instantly, in your name or a loved one's honor.
Across the Arctic, most polar bears are likely to disappear by 2100 unless we shift away from burning rampant fossil fuels, and shift to renewable energy sources. Climate warming will be the focus of the COP26 United Nations Climate Conference, happening during Polar Bear Week, and where PBI will be in attendance as a registered observer organization. Viewers can expect a special Tundra Connections chat via Churchill and Glasgow on November 10th.
Last year’s Polar Bear Week included participation from Parks Canada, Explore.org, Annenberg Foundation, Frontiers North Adventures, Arctic Refuge Defense Council, Wild Oceans, Oceana, Sierra Club, Canadian Geographic, Defenders of Wildlife, Government of Canada - North, WWF Arctic Programme, Wild Women Expeditions, The Wildlife Collective, Peppermint Narwhal, Shared Planet, ABQ BioPark, Assiniboine Park Zoo, Aquarium du Quebec, Brookfield Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo, Columbus Zoo, Como Zoo, Discovery Place, Edmonton Valley Zoo, Henry Vilas Zoo, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Kansas City Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo, Louisville Zoo, Maryland Zoo, Memphis Zoo, Munich Zoo, North Carolina Zoo, National Zoo, Pairi Daiza, Parc Zoologique Lisieux CERZA, Point Defiance Zoo, Saint Louis Zoo, San Diego Zoo, San Francisco Zoo, Seneca Park Zoo, Toronto Zoo, Toronto Zoo, Wildlife Conservancy, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Yorkshire Wildlife Park and YWP Foundation, Zoo Berlin, Zoo De La Fleche, Zoo Rostock and more organizations.
Outside of Polar Bear Week, PBI focuses on conservation efforts year-round and relies on global support to make the most impact.
About Polar Bears International
Polar Bears International’s mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate. PBI is the only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to wild polar bears and Arctic sea ice, and our staff includes scientists who study wild polar bears. The organization is a recognized leader in polar bear conservation. For more information, visit www.polarbearsinternational.org.
Founded in 2004 by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, Director and Vice President of the Annenberg Foundation, explore.org is a philanthropic multimedia organization with a mission to champion the selfless acts of others and create a portal into the natural world. With over 100 live streaming cameras, explore.org is the largest live nature network in the world.
About Frontiers North Adventures
A certified B Corporation® and leader in sustainable travel since 1987, Frontiers North specializes in authentic adventures in Canada’s North, providing guests with the opportunity to experience the wildlife, history and culture of its people. Owners-and-operators of the official Tundra Buggy®, Frontiers North offers a variety of tour programs, the most popular being polar bears in Churchill. www.frontiersnorth.com
Annie Edwards, for Polar Bears International
Melissa Hourigan, for Polar Bears International