Project Polar Bear - Bright Young Minds Outsmart CO2

Our Project Polar Bear Contest is a way for teams of young people and groups/classrooms to collectively make a BIG difference! Details...

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 1-October 31, 2014. Teams will work on their projects through March 15, 2015. We'll announce the winners on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.

How Can I Learn More?

Check out the contest categories and rules, read our FAQ, meet the most recent winners, and then REGISTER to help polar bears.

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. 

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