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 is each year in the Fall. Teams work on their projects from November through January. Winners are announced each year in a video announcement on International Polar Bear Day, February 27, at 3:30 CT.
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 four years, contest participants have reduced CO2 by over 200 million pounds. What’s more, their efforts have had a ripple effect, inspiring long-term change in communities through ongoing projects.
Who Can Compete?
PBI is looking for zoos, 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.