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Experience Polar Bears | Virtual Field Trip
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

#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 host a series of shared learning experiences to engage students and inspire their interest in studying the science of polar bears and their Arctic habitat.


Curious Creatures: Polar Bears on the Tundra Virtual Field Trip

Grade Level: K-5

Come experience the polar bear-packed tundra with Polar Bears International and Discovery Education. Travel to the heart of polar bear action just outside of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada to see these curious creatures in action and discover the science of polar bears in the first of two 2020 Tundra Connections virtual events. Stay connected to your curiosity and the community by using #CelebratewithDE on Twitter during the session.

The Phenomena of Polar Bears Migration Virtual Field Trip

Grade Level: 6-12

From the migration patterns of polar bears to the magic of the northern lights, the Arctic is filled with fascinating phenomena. Take a trip to Canada for the annual polar bear migration to learn all about the science of polar bears and their Arctic habitat in the second 2020 Tundra Connections virtual event designed for middle and high school students. Join Polar Bears International and the Discovery Education team to connect with scientists, learn about the connections between climate change and habitats, and see polar bears in their natural Arctic ecosystem on the shores of the Hudson Bay.

Instructional Activities to Support Your Viewing Experience

Build background knowledge about polar bears, the tundra ecosystem, and more with grade-appropriate digital curriculum resources from Discovery Education Experience.

Instructional Ideas

The Polar Bears channel (U.S. users | Canadian users) contains presentations, instructional ideas, student learning activities, and more for before, during and after your viewing experience.

You can also find a wealth of instructional resources in Polar Bears International’s Education Center.

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