Polar bears! Join us as we learn more about these white, fuzzy, and adorable-yet-dangerous bears of the Arctic! Biologist Andrew Derocher will take us on a polar bear adventure with helicopters, an angry cub, and super cool science. Tune in to learn more about these majestic creatures!
MEET OUR FEATURED SCIENTIST
DR. ANDREW DEROCHER
Dr. Andrew Derocher is a biologist and professor at the University of Alberta. He studies ecology, conservation, and of course, polar bears! He wants to protect polar bear populations and analyzes climate change and its relation to polar bears. In 2012, he published Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior.
Here's a picture of a HUGE seal that Andrew and his team found in the Arctic.
Here's the video we mentioned during the episode:
WILD CLASSROOM MATERIALS FROM THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
WWF's Wildclassroom.org has great classroom resources to learn more about polar bears and climate change. Here's an introductory video:
Find more video resources on WWF's Polar Bear Playlist on Youtube.
Wild Classroom has a free toolkit for grades 3-5 to explore, analyze and discuss the human impact and climate change play for the future of polar bears. CLICK the panda to access it:
Also, for more educational fun, we loved taking this polar bear quiz!
Learn more about polar bear and human interaction in our bonus interview episode with Andrew, available on Patreon!