It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. It’s appeal is to the material part, and if allowed it’s way it will in time disturb the spiritual balance of the man.
— Ohiyesa, Wahpeton Dakota

BELIEVE YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

POLAR BEARS INTERNATIONAL, CHURCHILL, CANADA

     October of 2015, 2016 and 2017, Jessica was able to volunteer her time with an amazing conservation group called Polar Bears International. PBI's mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. PBI also works to inspire people to care about the Arctic and its connection to our global climate. Jessica is on the support team in helping leading scientists in polar bear and arctic research during the polar bear migration in Churchill, Canada. Hundreds of polar bears migrate to Churchill awaiting for the sea ice of the Hudson Bay to return so they can hunt on the ice for seals. Due to climate change, the Hudson Bay melts earlier each summer and freezes later shortening the polar bears hunting season. Over the last 30 years, the number of polar bears in this area have dropped by 22%. Check out www.polarbearsinternational.org and see how you can help.