The building itself is built to accommodate research scientists AND keep them and the tourists from being on the polar bears' food chain. All the windows on the first floor are barred.
We'd been here less than fours hours when the first bear of the afternoon appeared, ambling slowly towards the Center. Before most of us could stampede out of the cafeteria to the proper window, a red Suburban drove towards the bear and one of the staff shot "cracker" shells from a 12 gauge shotgun. That sent the bear running.
|Julia at front door to Churchill Northern Studies Center|