Polar Bears International

Our Polar Bear Cams and our live chats from the tundra bring polar bears and their world to you!

© Craig Taylor

10/19/2017 4:10:10 PM

Polar Bear Cam Live Chats

Polar bears have gathered on the shores of Hudson Bay to wait for the sea ice to return—and once again, you can follow the action through live Polar Bear Cams with our partners explore.org and Frontiers North Adventures

We've also lined up a series of informal live chats on polar bears to help you learn more these remarkable animals. To join us, look through the list below to find the chats that interest you, watch on our Tundra Connections page at the appropriate time, and come with questions! Want to learn even more? Register for our more in-depth Tundra Connections webcast series.

2017 Polar Bear Cam Live Chat Schedule

Monday, October 23rd, 12:30 pm CT
Cam Kick-Off!
Welcome back to the tundra! For the next 6 weeks we will bring you live polar bears every day and be here to answer your questions. Tune in to hear about what you can expect to hear and see throughout the season.
Guests: BJ Kirschhoffer & Alysa McCall (Polar Bears International)

Wednesday, October 25th, 2:00 pm CT
Celebrating Polar Bears
Did you know that a group of polar bears is called a celebration? Seems appropriate to us! We talk about our love of the great white bear and about Canada (home to 2/3rds of the world’s polar bears) turning 150 this year!
Guests: Steve Amstrup, BJ Kirschhoffer, & Alysa McCall (Polar Bears International)

Tuesday, October 31st, 12:30 pm CT
Ghost Bears on the Tundra
A polar bear’s hair is already transparent, so what colour would its ghost be? Tune in to hear about how the Polar Bear Capital of the World handles a bear-y spooky Halloween!
Guests: Jon Aars (Norwegian Polar Institute), Kristin Laidre (University of Washington), Evan Richardson (Environment & Climate Change Canada), plus Geoff York, Alysa McCall, & BJ Kirschhoffer (Polar Bears International)

Wednesday, November 1st, 12:00 pm CT
Monitoring Moms and Cubs
Moms and cubs aren’t only the cutest bears on the landscape, in some ways they’re the most important. PBI has been monitoring mom and cub health for many years now, join us to learn where, why, and how.
Guests: BJ Kirschhoffer & Alysa McCall (Polar Bears International)

Thursday, November 9th, 2:30 pm CT
Why Work with Zoos? Helping Wild Polar Bears Through Their Captive Cousins
Wild polar bears can be better understood and more effectively protected thanks to work with captive polar bears. Learn about why PBI works with top-tier zoos that care about polar bears.
Guests: BJ Kirschhoffer, Marissa Krouse, & Alysa McCall (Polar Bears International)

Friday, November 10th, 3:00 pm CT
Top 10 Polar Bear Questions of 2017
We get fantastic questions all season long, but tune in to hear our top 10 favorite questions we got this fall!
Guests: BJ Kirschhoffer, Marissa Krouse, & Alysa McCall (Polar Bears International)

Tuesday, November 14th, 12:00 pm CT
Talking to Belugas
Belugas and polar bears have more in common than you might think! Join beluga communication expert Valeria as we discuss mom and calf communication in the Churchill River and watch clips from the beluga cam.
Guests: Valeria Vergara (Vancouver Aquarium), Alysa McCall (Polar Bears International)

Tuesday, November 14th, 4:30 pm CT
Tracking Polar Bears: Collars, Tags, Drones, and More  
There’s more than one way to track a polar bear. Join us at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre with experts from the San Diego Zoo Global to compare the different ways we can follow polar bears remotely.
Guests: Nick Pilfold & Megan Owen (San Diego Zoo Global), BJ Kirschhoffer & Alysa McCall (Polar Bears International)

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