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Take a Virtual Field Trip to the Land of Polar Bears

Every year the snowy, barren landscape outside of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, becomes home to migrating polar bears—animals that most of us will not see in their natural habitat. So Discovery Education and Polar Bears International travel to this Arctic land and use YouTube to bring the bears to us. The virtual “field trips” feature both on-site discussions with scientists as well as videos that document the bears’ lives and how climate change is affecting their survival. Check out “Experience Polar Bears on the Tundra” at See for engaging ways kids can discuss and integrate the information the videos share.