Eco-Activity: Become a Junior Polar bear Researcher!


Have you ever wanted to see what it’s like to be a polar bear researcher? For today’s Eco-Activity, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. Buckle up, you’ve got some polar bears to study! 

First we need to travel to Hudson’s Bay. Don’t worry, it’s just through your computer. There you’ll find seven polar bears roaming around, and it’s your job to learn as much as you can about them. Each bear is wearing a tracking collar so you can see where they’ve gone, but enough chit chat! You’ve got some important information to collect!


1. Click here to meet the polar bears.

2. Check out each of the bears to find out how far they travelled, how old they are and other important information

3. Record your data by answering the questions below!

4. Double check your answers and when you’re done, don’t hesitate to show off your new knowledge to your friends.

Being a real polar bear researcher is a lot of work. Just ask our partner, Larissa Thelin from the University of Alberta! She’s working hard to learn how climate change will affect polar bears in the Davis Strait—that’s the area between Baffin Island and Greenland! You can help support her work with an Earth Rangers Wildlife Adoption. Check them out here!


  1. Fun fact about polar bears: they are really heavy but they can get across ice too thin for people by spreading their weight out. I’ve used that piece of information a lot to get across ice too thin for me to walk across.