September 16, 2011

Another Amazing Adventure

As many of you know, I have been given an incredible opportunity and will be heading to Churchill, Manitoba, aka polar bear capital of the world, the week of October 9-15 to take part in Polar Bear International’s Communicator Leadership camp. The Alaska Zoo is part of Polar Bear International’s Arctic Ambassador Center, meaning we provide leadership for carbon emission reduction in the community and ultimately assist in polar bear conservation.  We offer a variety of education programs, for all ages, at the zoo regarding polar bears and climate change.  This week long camp will not only be a life-changing experience, full of adventures, meeting new people and not to mention polar bears, but also a lot of hard work.  Attending this leadership camp means that I will become an advocate for conservation and sustainable lifestyles.  I get to observer polar bears in the wild and learn about climate change from experts while aboard mobile classrooms (that’s right, tundra buggies!).  I will come back educated, empowered and motivated to make a difference!  It is my hope that I can be an inspiration to others to change their lifestyle and protect these amazing creatures for generations to come.

Even though the camp is still weeks away, the countdown has definitely begun.  Since I will be pretty much on the open tundra in the middle of nowhere, with obviously no wifi and chances to update the blog, I have attached the link to the communicator group blog PBI’s website, that also includes a brief biography of the members in the communicator group.  Please follow here for updates about our exciting adventures during this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  And don’t worry… there will be MANY pictures to follow.


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