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Live from the Tundra Virtual Experience

Thursday, October 26
11AM and 1PM ET

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers open to you on the tundra.

Learn About Polar Bears and Their Environment

Event Information

Every fall, we stream live webcasts from the tundra during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada—the polar bear capital of the world! Join us on Thursday, October 26 to meet and talk with world-renowned scientists and educators, even as Arctic winds shake Tundra Buggies and polar bears prowl outside.

Paws Up for Polar Bears
October 26 | 11AM ET
What makes polar bears so cool? Join us to learn some neat polar bear facts and how you can help protect this very special animal, no matter where you live. Be sure to bring your questions, we want to know what you want to know!
Target age: Content tailored to elementary school students, all ages welcome.

Cold Careers: Working with Polar Bears
October 26 | 1PM ET
Ever wondered what it might be like to work with the great white bear? Tune in to learn about some very different jobs that all involve polar bears, and find out what skills you might need (or already have!) to do the same.
Target age: Content tailored to upper elementary through high school students, all ages welcome.

How to Watch

This year we will be hosting two events, each targeted to a specific age range, although all ages are welcome to each live broadcast. Register for the event(s) your class is participating in, and then visit this webpage the day of the live broadcast to watch each event. All you will need to view the event is a laptop or computer with an Internet connection and a means of projecting your screen to the classroom.

Can't make the live event? Register your class to be notified when the archive becomes available.

Join the Discussion

Join the conversation by following @DiscoveryEd on Twitter. Share photos of your classroom viewing, student questions, and more using #CelebratewithDE and #TundraConnections.

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Objectives and Classroom Activities

Classroom Activities

Activities Supporting Paws Up for Polar Bears
Instructional Idea: Animal Animation
Students collaborate to create a polar bear video like Funny Animals: White on White, which highlights some of the physical characteristics of polar bears in an animated video. After students have experienced Tundra Connections and learned more about polar bears, encourage them to work together in various roles to create an original video about these amazing animals. | Get Started

Activities Supporting Cold Careers: Working with Polar Bears
Instructional Idea: Connect to Career
Students connect to a new career idea using Connect the Dots, an activity that encourages students to make text-to-self connections. After participating in Tundra Connections and exploring additional Discovery Education resources, students will be inspired to imagine a career that would make the most of their unique interests and skills. | Get Started

Classroom Collaborative Project

Our classroom collaborative projects use a unique, web-based educational platform, GlobalLab, to enable students, teachers, and learners of all ages to pose questions and together find answers. Enhance your experience of the Tundra Connections virtual experience by participating in our collaborative project and connect with classrooms around the world.

Heat Transfer: The Great Ice Melt
(Grades K-8) In this collaborative global project, students explore how heat is transferred between objects, how this transfer changes matter, and why it is so important to our lives. Students learn through a hands-on experiment with different conductors and insulators.