What Is the Contest?
Project Polar Bear is a way for small teams of young people and groups/classrooms to collectively make a big difference! The bi-national contest challenges young leaders to develop community projects that reduce the carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere—especially those that engage and sustain community action.
When Is the Contest Held?
Registration begins on September 15, 2013 and remains open until October 31, 2013. Teams work on their projects until February 3, 2014. Winners are announced in a video presentation on International Polar Bear Day, February 27, 2014.
How Can I Learn More?
How Does the Contest Fit into Schools?
Project Polar Bear can be a classroom project that aligns with Next Generation Science Standards by "applying scientific standards of monitoring and minimizing human impact" (MS-ESS3-3).
Why Is the Contest Important to Polar Bear Conservation?
Over the past five years, contestants have inspired long-term change in their communities through sustainable, ongoing projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Who Can Compete?
PBI is looking for zoos, schools, home schools, museums, aquariums, science centers, green clubs, and other-liked minded organizations to form teams of young people to take part in the contest—anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The contest spokesman is actor Andrew Jackson, an ardent conservationist.