Alysa McCall, our director of conservation outreach, will host our live coverage on International Polar Bear Day.

© Kt Miller/Polar Bears International

2/22/2017 5:22:33 AM

LIVE Coverage on International Polar Bear Day!

International Polar Bear Day is almost here: Monday, February 27th! Every year on this day, we celebrate the bears and raise awareness about the threats they face.

You're invited to celebrate with us by:

  • Making a pledge to exercise your rights as a citizen and speak up for bold action on climate.
  • Taking our Thermostat Challenge to save energy for polar bears.
  • Making a donation to help the bears. You'll receive a handsome International Polar Bear Day e-certificate, instantly!—in your name or a loved one’s honor (be sure to fill in "the honor of" section of the form).

We also invite you to join us for special live Polar Bear Day coverage on our Facebook page! 

Throughout the day, we'll host an exciting mix of scientists, staff, and special guests from Canada, Denmark, the US, the UK, and Norway. You’ll have the chance to meet them, learn about the bears, and post your questions.

Check out our line-up* and plan your day:

7 am MT - Alysa McCall, Polar Bears International (introduction, live from Yellowknife, Canada)

8 am MT – Yorkshire Wildlife Park (polar bear care, live from the UK)

9 am MT – Dr. Thea Bechshoft, University of Alberta (fun polar bear facts and research, live from Denmark)

10 am MT- BJ Kirschhoffer and Krista Wright, Polar Bears International, with guest Dr. Megan Owen of San Diego Zoo Global (maternal den research, live from Svalbard, Norway) 

11 am MT - Cassandra Debets and lab members, University of Manitoba (seals and belugas in Hudson Bay, live from Winnipeg, Canada)

12 pm MT- Ron Togunov and Alex Beatty, University of Alberta (polar bear migration and movement patterns, live from Edmonton, Canada)

1 pm MT – Liz Larsen, Utah’s Hogle Zoo (Utah’s contributions to polar bear conservation, live from Salt Lake City, USA)

2 pm MT - Alysa McCall, Polar Bears International (Polar Bear Cams, live from Yellowknife, Canada)

3 pm MT - Jody Reimer and Erin Henderson, University of Alberta (the Arctic ecosystem and polar bears, live from Edmonton, Canada)

5 pm MT - Geoff York, Polar Bears International (human bear conflict, live from Bozeman, Montana, USA)

6 pm MT - Alysa McCall, Polar Bears International (wrap up, live from Yellowknife, Canada)

We’ll see you there! 

*Please note: the schedule is somewhat fluid and people/topics may change depending on connections and other variables.

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