Our first post from Tundra Explorer Andy McKiel.
Well, hello again fellow Edmodians! It’s been several months since the last time Edmodo gave me the opportunity to use this space to connect with you. The last time my words were posted here was live from ISTE in Philadelphia at the end of June. I often think back to the opportunity I had to meet many of the friendly folks behind Edmodo and to spend time getting to know the rest of the inaugural Edmodo ‘Featured Blogger’ team. It seemed like the most fantastic experience in the world – until this happened…I can quite honestly say that being asked to participate in the upcoming Tundra Connections webinars is the most incredible thing that’s ever happened to me. My head’s been in the clouds for the last couple of weeks with the thought of spending time studying and observing polar bears in their natural habitat.
I cannot wait to travel north to Churchill, Manitoba where I’ll spend several days working alongside Polar Bears International and a team of scientists from around North America. Although I’ve lived in Manitoba for over 20 years, I’ve never had the opportunity to travel to Churchill before. This has been a dream of mine for many years, and I’m gradually coming to the realization that my dream’s coming true in the very near future!
One of the most exciting aspects of this adventure for me is that I’m not doing it alone – I’m able to take all of you with me to participate virtually! Through the Polar Bears International Community in Edmodo, I’ll be sharing many images, videos & stories as they unfold.
Find out what it’s like to follow the fall polar bear migration on the open tundra through the windows of Tundra Buggy One. I hope that you’ll all feel as though you’re right there beside me through all the many highlights of this journey.
Let the adventure begin 🙂
Image Credit: Valerie Abbott