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Emerging From the Den! Researching Mom and Cubs
December 10th @ 12:00pm eastern
BJ Kirschhoffer , Dr. Megan Owen Description: Join the Hearts in the Ice team from their remote cabin at Bamsebu to get an update from the field. Then learn all about why December is an important month for polar bear moms who typically give birth to their cubs around Christmas or New Years! Join tech guru, BJ Kirschhoffer (Polar Bears International), and scientist Dr. Joanna Sulich (Norwegian Polar Institute)) to learn all about polar bear moms and cubs, and how scientists use technology to study them emerging from their dens in Svalbard, Norway! Learn more from the women at Bamsebu and polar bear scientists and ask your questions live!
Polar Bears in Svalbard With Jon Aars
December 15th @ 12:00pm eastern
Join the Hearts in the Ice team from their remote cabin at Bamsebu to get an update from the field. Then learn all about polar bears in Svalbard with Dr. Jon Aars, a senior researcher who is responsible for the polar bear research program at the Norwegian Polar Institute. Jon spends a lot of time in the field, which is his favorite thing about his job! He loves being out and experiencing nature on Svalbard under all weather conditions. One part of the work he does is satellite tracking polar bears to learn more about where they go on the sea ice and how they are adapting to a changing Arctic climate. Learn more about the polar bears and ask your questions live!