The students described what their hands felt like in cold water without protection and then what they felt like when submerged in icy water surrounded with a layer of fat. We discussed the purpose of blubber for marine mammals as well as the specialized fat polar bears have. There are slightly different functions. Watch and learn.
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Today in advising, small groups of builders competed to make the tallest tower in the room. Each group got thirty straws and a meter of masking tape. They had five minutes to plan and fifteen minutes to build. We had fun!
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While at Polar Bear Point, just outside of Churchill, Manitoba, I saw many polar bears. Some of the most exciting moments were when they were sparring or walking toward us. I put together the video footage in a short project, hoping you would enjoy the experience vicariously.