Team up and make a difference, for polar bears and the planet!
What Is the Contest?
Our 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. It is open to students 11-18 in the U.S. and Canada working in small teams or big groups.
When Is the Contest Held?
Registration for this year's contest is September 15-October 31, 2014. Teams will work on their projects through March. We'll announce the winners during our Spring Tundra Connections webcast in April.
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.