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Polar Bear Live Chat Schedule

Wednesday, October 25th, 12:00 pm PT
Celebrating Polar Bears
Did you know that a group of polar bears is called a celebration? Seems right to us! Polar Bears International talks about their love of the great white bear and Canada (home to 2/3rds of the world’s polar bears) which turns 150 this year!
Guests: Steve Amstrup, BJ Kirschhoffer, Alysa McCall, Jay Ingram

Tuesday, October 31st, 10:30 am PT
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 and Climate Change Canada); Geoff York, Alysa McCall, and BJ Kirschhoffer (PBI)

Wednesday, November 1st, 10:00 am PT
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 and Alysa McCall (PBI)

Thursday, November 9th, 12:30 pm PT
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 (PBI)

Friday, November 10th, 1:00 pm PT
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 (PBI)

Tuesday, November 14th, 10:00 am PT
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 (PBI)

Tuesday, November 14th, 12:00 pm PT
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 and Megan Owen (San Diego Zoo Global); BJ Kirschhoffer and Alysa McCall (PBI)

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