Project Polar Bear - Bright Young Minds Outsmart CO2

The Green Dream Team, one of our past winners of our Project Polar Bear Contest, had fun and helped polar bears at the same time. Details...
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Team up and make a difference, for polar bears and the planet!

What Is the Contest?

Project Polar Bear challenges young leaders to develop community projects that reduce the carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere—especially those that engage and sustain community action.

The contest can instill a strong conservation ethic in our future leaders, help students build their resumes for college applications, or serve as a fun and impactful service learning project.

 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-November 15, 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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