I have very exciting news! Jeni Fain, an Animal Care Specialist at Wild Arctic, and I were selected to be Conservation Ambassadors for the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund (SWBGCF). We will be participating in Polar Bears International’s Leadership Camps where we will learn about polar bears, climate change, and how each of us can help make a world of a difference. We will be traveling to Churchill Canada, the polar bear capitol of the world, to join other educators, public relations professionals, and zoo keepers from across the United States and Canada.
We will be staying on the Tundra Buggy Lodge, think train with wheels, for a week of traveling on the tundra. While there we will learn and create carbon-reduction programs for our organizations and local community. I am looking forward to being able to inspire others to take action. I have to admit I haven’t been able to convince my own mother of the impact climate change even though my home town in Wisconsin has faced several heat waves during the summers and it snows less and less each year. And of course, I am excited to see polar bears in the wild!
We are both incredibly grateful to be Conservation Ambassadors because the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is one of the biggest reasons we are so proud to be a part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Each year, the Fund grants more than $1 million to conservation projects across the United States and around the world. Those of us who work here are so fortunate because we are a part of something bigger than ourselves.
From our animal rescue teams, the way we educate our park guests, to the global conservation projects we support, every day we help to make a difference for the natural world we share. We hope that you follow our incredible journey on the SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Facebook pages and at InsideSeaWorld.com. Join us for our live Web cast from the tundra at SeaWorld San Diego’s Pole to Pole, near the park’s Penguin Encounter, or at home at http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/programs/tundra-connections.
Here is our schedule:
Jeni - Thursday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. PDT
Sean - Thursday, October 11 at 12:30 p.m. PDT
See you in the Arctic!