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.
March 20th, 2015
Belugas, Berries and Bears: Arctic Summer Ecology Field Course, Churchill, Manitoba
July 25-August 4, 2015 from Missoula, MT
July 26-August 3, 2015 from Winnipeg
Join the Great Bear Foundation on our summer journey to discover the natural and cultural history of Churchill on Hudson Bay. The tundra comes alive in the summertime, with wildflowers, abundant berries, migratory birds, whales, and wildlife. In August, the mosquitoes die down, the tundra turns amazing colors, and the nights start to get dark enough to see the northern lights on clear nights. Polar bears have come in off the ice and disperse across the landscape, and the beluga whales have their calves in the Churchill River. It’s a magical time to go north.
We will travel overland by bus and train to reach Churchill, and spend our days exploring tundra, beach, and boreal forest, watching wildlife, picking berries, beach-combing, and learning about the rich natural and cultural history of Churchill and Hudson Bay.
This field course is taught by Dr. Frank Tyro of Salish Kootenai College, who has been traveling to Hudson Bay with the Great Bear Foundation for 30 years. Visit our field courses page for more information on this and other Great Bear Foundation field courses.
The Great Bear Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all proceeds from our field courses directly support bear conservation.