Polar Bears International

2/19/2015 10:25:25 AM

Upcoming Public Talks from PBI‰Ûªs Polar Bear Scientists

Do you want to learn more about polar bears and polar bear research? Now's your chance. Two of Polar Bears International's scientists will be speaking next week.

February 24 - Portland, Oregon
7:30-9:30 p.m., free

The Oregon Zoo welcomes Dr. Geoff York, PBI's senior director of conservation, for a fascinating presentation about the latest polar bear research and conservation efforts taking place. Learn from this world-renowned expert about the critical work being done in the wild and hear from zoo curator, Amy Cutting about the many ways the zoo is supporting this work. Space is limited; please register here.

February 26 -Raleigh, North Carolina 
7-8 p.m., free

UPDATE: We regret to say this event is cancelled due to snow storms in NC.

As part of the Science CafÌ© series at the Museum of Natural Sciences Dr. Steve Amstrup, PBI's chief scientist and vice president of conservation science, will speak about his fieldwork in Alaska, the urgent challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic, and the part each of us can play in stopping climate change. Get more information here

February 28—Charolette, North Carolina
11 a.m., free with paid museum admission

Dr. Steve Amstrup, PBI's chief scientist and vice president of conservation science, will speak at the Discovery Place of Charlotte. His talk will focus on how polar bears adapt to keep warm year round in a harsh climate. Join Amstrup in the Explore More Collections lab to discover more about this amazing creature and learn ways we can help this endangered animal.

The science center has activities planned until 4 p.m. Take a look at polar bear artifacts including a skull, claw, fur and tooth to see how these bears were built for the cold. Check out GPS-tracking radio collars to find out how and why scientists study the bears using this technology. Get more information here

February 28—Greensboro, North Carolina
6:30-7:30 p.m., free

Dr. Steve Amstrup, PBI's chief scientist and vice president of conservation science, will speak about how polar bears adapt to keep warm year-round in a harsh climate. Discover more about this amazing creature and learn ways we can help this endangered animal. Meet at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Education building room 120.

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