Another polar bear watching season starts in Churchill next week! For those interested in knowing more about the current state of research, Polar Bear International (PBI) has released it's Annual Report from 2018-19. I was happy to read that PBI will be completing a new interpretive center/base camp in Churchill proper and that they are continuing to extend their research in Russia. As the global weather patterns change, the Arctic is become an area of great interest to all the surrounding countries. I applaud any occasion that offers scientists a chance to work together regardless of national affiliation.
I am also euphoric to announce that I will be on the Churchill Cams this year for Explore.org! I have been working with them for several years - usually on the Mpala (Africa) cams or sometimes following farm animals, bats and other fun critters on any give shift. But I originally volunteered hoping to be able to share my love of Churchill with others. So this year is going to be a thrill. I'd much prefer to be on site and in town (I'm so jealous of this year's visitors who get to see the new PBI facility) ...but watching the cams will have to do. Hope you can tune in and enjoy. The live feeds (and programming by PBI) run until U.S. Thanksgiving.
And in other news, I am also pleased to announce that I will be selling glass this year at Homegrown at the Cobblestone, on December 15th. As with previous years, a large % of my sales will be heading to support Arctic Research. Don't like or don't need more glass plates or hostess gifts? (who doesn't? but I get it...) I'll also be selling woven scarves and towels at Front Porch Textiles on 12/14. I'm thrilled beyond thrilled to be joining the wonderful artists in both venues this year.
Now back to the studio!