Polar Bear Plunge!

Join us for the ultimate winter adventure and take part in our fun Polar Bear Plunge event! Brace yourself for a heart-pounding experience as you plunge into the cold waters, embracing the chill at the annual PNWIS 2023 conference.

— Event Details — 

Date: 10/26/2023 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 am
Location: Resort beach access (meet at the beach in front of the hotel by 7am)
Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged to secure your spot (sign up when registering for the conference). On-site registration will also be available. 

Why Participate?

Challenge yourself!

Push your boundaries and conquer the cold in an adrenaline-pumping feat of bravery. Create memories that will last a lifetime as you share this unique adventure with fellow environmental professionals!

What to expect and how to prepare?

Embrace the winter spirit as participants come dressed in their most creative costumes and bathing suits. Don’t be surprised to see polar bears, penguins, and other wacky characters taking the plunge!

Choose your outfit wisely – whether it’s a swimsuit, wetsuit, or your wildest costume, make sure you’re comfortable in the chilly waters. Stay Hydrated: Keep hydrated before the event and avoid a heavy meal immediately beforehand.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to dive into chilly adventure while attending the conference. So, gather your courage, gather your friends, and join us at the Polar Bear Plunge for a memorable winter experience like no other!

Post-Plunge Warm-Up

After the exhilarating plunge, head to the warming table where hot beverages and towels await.

Safety First

Rest assured, the plunge is taking place at a waterfront and will be close to the hotel if we need any emergency response. PNWIS volunteers will be on standby with flotation devices and safety equipment, if needed.