Experience the first day of spring through the antics of Lars, a curious little polar bear. Follow Lars as he explores near his home making friends with a cormorant and a group of whales. Children will be mesmerized by Lars’ adventures and beautiful illustrations and can’t wait to see how the story ends! The first part of the show is based on the book “Little Polar Bear and the Whales” by Hans de Beer. The second part of the show takes on a more documentary flair, with a tour of the Arctic to learn how real polar bears live and how melting Arctic Sea ice is affecting their habitat. Lars the Little Polar Bear combines nature and environmental education, a gentle introduction to climate change, and a touch of astronomy. Although intended for children preschool age to grade 2, the story is presented so that audiences of all ages will enjoy it. A “Tonight’s Sky” program showing how to find the constellations Ursa Major, the big bear, and Ursa Minor, the little bear, and planets currently in the night sky will follow the show.