Simerson from Polar Bears International
Will be presenting:
Polar Bears Our History and Their Future
This talk will share what makes a polar
bear a polar bear, the relationship of people and polar bears, and the impacts
of climate change on both of us. The hope will be to inspire guests to
understand the simple changes we need to make to assure a future for all.
JoAnne Simerson spent 37 years working in
zoos and aquariums caring for, training, and setting up behavior management
programs for many species. As she progressed in her profession she was drawn
more and more to bears, and specifically polar bears. They impressed her with
not only their intelligence, but the creative approach they used in life.
JoAnne has spent 18 falls in Churchill Manitoba during polar migration time,
many summers in the Arctic pack ice above Norway, and several springs in Canada
at polar bear dens observing moms and cubs emerge. JoAnne has worked with Polar
Bears International for 18 years as a volunteer for many of their conservation
outreach programs and held positions on their Polar Bear Sustainability
Alliance and Polar Bear Wellbeing Program. Now retired JoAnne travels regularly
to the Arctic, Alaska, and Africa as a wildlife photographer. When home she
fosters special needs dogs with Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of San Diego.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:00 PM
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
***The building is ocean side of the street and down the stairs. There is a large ARGO sign and bell in front of the building. ***
Street parking only
Please join the ACS San Diego Chapter for a free lecture on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7pm at Sumner Auditorium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.