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August 8th, 2022

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Join the Great Bear Foundation for a Polar Bear Field Course this Fall!

The Great Bear Foundation has offered ecologically-sensitive, low impact polar bear ecology field courses since 1983. A few spaces have just opened up on our long-sold-out Polar Bear Ecology Field Course on Hudson Bay this October! Join us from October 23-31 for Intro to Polar Bear Ecology, an experiential field course in one of the world’s southernmost polar bear habitats, witnessing the fall polar bear migration to Cape Churchill. The course includes overland train travel from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba, spending two nights on the train each way, and five days/four nights in the Churchill area, with accommodations at a research facility in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area.

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Our field courses are suitable for people of all backgrounds. We’ll spend our days exploring tundra, taiga, and the Hudson Bay shoreline, prioritizing wildlife-viewing, and evenings back at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre with slideshows, educational programming, and–if we’re lucky enough to have clear skies–watching the aurora borealis. We will also visit historic and cultural sites, local landmarks, and the amazing Itsanitaq Museum.

As a nonprofit bear conservation organization, we prioritize the wellbeing of wildlife and habitat. We strive to offer wildlife-viewing opportunities that have as little impact on the animals and their habitat as possible. This means we take care not to alter an animal’s behavior, cause it stress, or put it in a risky situation. You can be confident that when you travel with the Great Bear Foundation, you are traveling with experienced instructors who will keep both the animals’ safety, and yours, our top priority.

Check out these video highlights from our 2019 field courses!

Churchill Fall Highlights2 from Frank H. Tyro on Vimeo.

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