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Arctic Discoveries: Polar Bears and a Changing Climate

from Alaska Zoo

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Discover why polar bears are facing challenges in their Arctic environment, and how polar bears at the Alaska Zoo provide important insight into wild polar bear research. This program provides participants with a greater understanding of how a changing climate affects the survivability of this iconic Arctic animal.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $70.00


Program(s) must be booked at least one week in advance of desired program date and time.
All invoices will be emailed along with a program confirmation email upon reserving your program date and time.

Length

30-45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners Before and after school program groups Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 participants.


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)



Booking Information

In the winter, Anchorage experiences much shorter daylight hours than most places encounter. Due to these differences in daylight hours we may suggest more suitable times on your requested program date, depending on your program choice, to make sure you are getting the best quality program(s) possible. Thank you for understanding.

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Alaska Zoo

Anchorage, AK
United States

The Alaska Zoo has provided a home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals for over 45 years. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting the conservation of Arctic, subarctic and like-climate species through education, research and community enrichment. We are proud to offer quality programs and events for all ages.

Contact:
Shannon Ozee
dlearning@alaskazoo.org
9073416462

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins with a short video familiarizing the audience with the location and mission of the Alaska Zoo.
2. Introduction to staff member and encounter animal(s).
3. Discussion- Polar bears as an Arctic marine mammal.
4. Discoveries with biofacts- Arctic adaptations!
5. Discoveries with photos/video- An Arctic habitat and diet.
6. Discovering climate change and its impacts on polar bears (photos/video).
7. Brainstorming actions for conservation.
83 Time allowed for questions and answers.

Objectives

Through this program participants should be able to:
*List polar bear characteristics.
*Identify where they live and what they eat.
*Discuss various Arctic adaptations of polar bears.
*Discuss what climate change is and how people affect it.
*Address how climate change is directly affecting polar bears.
*Identify positive solutions for polar bear conservation.