AZA collaborates with Polar Bear International (PBI) to address polar bear and arctic habitat conservation through support for scientific research and educational outreach programs. PBI offers Leadership Camps to help people become inspired by polar bears and gain the knowledge and skills needed to reduce CO2 in their home communities.
As an AZA member, you can meet and talk with some of the world’s foremost authorities on polar bears and climate change as part of a webcast from the tundra near Churchill, Manitoba, during the famous polar bear migration. The webcast is a joint effort between Polar Bears International and AZA and is part of PBI’s Tundra Connections program.
Polar Bears and Sea Ice: Interact LIVE with Leading Polar Bear Scientists (and a Climate Expert) from the Polar Bear Capital of the World
Spring Webcasts, Tuesday, April 9, 2013
To join the webcast, visit the PBI Tundra Connections log-in page on April 9th at 2 p.m. CST.
Topic: Feast to Famine
Time: 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Explore polar bear energetics throughout the year, from gaining mass and energy stores in the spring to avoiding the ill health effects of fasting.
Target Audience: Adult & Professional
John Whiteman, University of Wyoming, Graduate Student Dr. Steven C. Amstrup, Polar Bears International Dr. Merav Ben-David, University of Wyoming Dr. Hank Harlow, University of Wyoming Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty, University of Wyoming
Moderator: Leah Knickerbocker, PBI
Shelly's Updates from Churchill
AZA’s Conservation Biologist, Shelly Grow attended the Communicators Leadership Camp and posted her impressions and photos from her stay in The Polar Bear Capital of the World.