Move over Shark Week, there's another predator in town. The eighth annual Polar Bear Week has officially begun and can hopefully be the election week stress buster we all need. Of course, Polar Bear Week isn't just for adults. And thanks to a wealth of resources being shared by Polar Bears International, there are a number of ways to get kids excited and learning this Polar Bear Week.
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Hudson Bay, glimpsed through the spruce trees, remains ice-free in the unseasonably warm weather. Across the Arctic, sea ice is at a record low, as the graph at the bottom of this post shows. The series aired live in the UK for three nights during prime time. It was quite the operation but went off without a hitch. Sharing the polar bear's situation with over two million viewers in the UK helped bring the information to a new audience. Across the Arctic, sea ice has been at a record low and this seems to have carried over to November.
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In the tiny town of Churchill, Manitoba nicknamed the Polar Bear Capital of the World temperatures are dropping and snow is beginning to fall. During October and November, polar bears begin migrating through the tundra toward the shores of Hudson Bay, where they wait for sea ice to form so they can hunt for seals. Churchill sits near the point where the first ice forms each year, making it one of the few human settlements on the planet where the world's largest land predators can be observed in the wild. Polar Rovers take visitors out onto the tundra along the banks of the Hudson Bay, where the world's greatest concentration of polar bears gather each year.