Team up and make a difference, for polar bears—and people, too!
What Is the Contest?
Project Polar Bear challenges young leaders to develop climate action plans for community projects that reduce the carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere—especially those that engage and sustain community action.
The contest can:
- Serve as a fun and impactful service learning project
- Instill a strong conservation ethic in our future leaders
- Help students build their resumes for college applications
Who Can Compete?
The contest is open to students 11-18 working in small teams or big groups. Each team must have an adult advisor, typically associated with a school, home school, zoo, museum, aquarium, science center, green club, or other-liked minded organization. Download our poster to share with others!
When Is the Contest Held?
Registration for the current contest is October 1-November 22, 2015. Teams will work on their projects through March 15, 2016. We'll announce the winners on Earth Day, April 22, 2016. Then we'll open registration for the next contest in the fall!
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 six years, contestants have inspired long-term change in their communities through sustainable, ongoing projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
How Can I Help Promote the Contest?
Download the poster below to post on a bulletin board at school, work, church, or other places where young people (and mentors) might see it! Also download the pre-made social media images HERE and share them on your favorite sites.