Last week we announced that we’ve partnered with Polar Bears International to host 3-days of live global webcasts for the Edmodo community, so you and your students can learn first-hand about climate change, oceans, polar bears, and other arctic animals. Today we’re excited to provide additional details on the curriculum for each webcast and the experts who will be joining Edmodo Feature Blogger, Andy McKiel, in hosting this exciting journey into the arctic!
TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD-A LOOK AT THE ARCTIC AND ITS BIODIVERSITY
Monday, November 14, 1:00 pm EST
This webcast will focus on the arctic and the ecosystems within it. We’ll discuss Churchill, the amazing creatures that are inhabitants of this harsh environment and the adaptations that help them do so. Register your class.
NANUQ-THE GREAT WHITE BEAR
Tuesday, November 15, 1:00 EST
This webcast will focus on polar bears, known as Nanuq by the Inuit. The students will learn about their natural history and specialized physique for living in the arctic. Specifically, the focus will be on the Western Hudson Bay population of polar bears, the research that is being done on this population and trends scientists are seeing. Register your class.
POLAR DETECTIVES- DISCOVERING WAYS TO HELP POLAR BEARS AND LIVE IN A SUSTAINABLE PLANET
Wednesday, November 16, 1:00 EST
This webcast will focus on the future of our oceans and arctic marine mammals and what we can do to help. The small changes that we can make to our everyday lives that collectively will make a big change not only for the polar bears, but also for us humans as well. Register your class.
All of the webcasts will be hosted by a panel of experts including:
- John Bruno – Associate Professor of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina
- Kassie Siegel – Climate Law Institute Director, Center of Biological Diversity
- Greg Thiemann – Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, York University
- Don Moore – Associate Director of Animal Care, Smithsonian National Zoo
- Andy McKiel – Edmodo, Curriculum Coordinator, St James Assiniboia School District
We hope you can join us for this special global event. Be sure to join the Polar Bears International Community on Edmodo to receive updates about the event, access free teaching and learning resources and join the conversation on how to get your classrooms involved.