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A new way to connect with WWF LIVE!

At WWF-Canada, we are always looking for new and exciting ways to share our work with you. This year, we launched our conservation Google Hangout series, bringing you great stories from the field and getting up close and personal with scientists and experts. And the best part is, it’s live!

If you missed it, check out our first broadcast in February on polar bears for WWF’s Polar Bear Week. We spoke with Pete Ewins, our resident arctic species expert, and Dr. Stephen Peterson, Head of Conservation and Research for the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre and Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Earlier in May, we hosted our second Hangout, bringing together monarch butterfly experts from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.

This is a fun and lively conversation with our host and experts from around the world. It’s also an interactive experience, which means you can send us questions in real time and we’ll do our best to get them answered.

Who can watch?
Everyone!  One of the best things about Google Hangouts is that we can connect with people from around the world!  You can watch at work or home, on your mobile device on the go, we’ve even had several teachers that are part of our Schools for a Living Planet program watch with their class for an interactive learning experience.

How do I Hangout?
There are few different ways to join in on the fun!

  • Visit WWF-Canada’s Google+ Page to watch and submit questions live
  • Don’t have a Google account?  You can watch the live stream on the WWF-Canada website

What if I can’t attend the live Hangout?
All Hangouts are recorded and shared on our YouTube page immediately after the broadcast.   Did you miss our first two hangouts on polar bears and monarch butterflies?  Watch them here.  Even if you can’t attend live, don’t miss the chance to ask the experts your questions.  Submit questions in advance to live@wwfcanada.org.

How can I find out about upcoming Hangouts?
Follow us on Google+ or check out our website.  For our next Hangout, we are bring together whale experts from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.  Join us on Wednesday June 25th, 2014 at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

humpback whale

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Canadian waters.
© J. D. Taylor / WWF-Canada