Great Bear Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the conservation of the eight species of bears and their habitat around the world.
October 19th, 2011
Time is running out to sign up for our annual Arctic Ecology Field Course in Churchill, Manitoba, the “polar bear capital of the world.” Travel to polar bear country with world renowned bear biologist, Chuck Jonkel, who has devoted more than half a century to the study and conservation of bears and their habitats.
The Great Bear Foundation offers the lowest cost Churchill program available, with the lowest ecological impact. We work hard to set an example for ethical, low-impact wildlife viewing, and our field course has changed countless lives over nearly three decades.
This year’s course runs from November 5-15 from Montana, or November 6-14 from Winnipeg. $1800 (or $1950 from Winnipeg) covers travel, accommodations, and meals in Churchill. The field course involves five full days in Churchill, viewing polar bears and other wildlife in their natural habitat, cultural activities including visits to the Eskimo Museum and Dené Village, and evening programs on the Arctic, its wildlife, cultures, natural resources, and politics.
This one-of-a-kind field course is taught by Dr. Charles Jonkel, with support from Dr. Frank Tyro of Salish Kootenai College and Shannon Donahue of the Great Bear Foundation. Contact us to register!