Every year Project Polar Bear challenges student groups across the globe to take action on climate change. With the guidance of an advisor, middle and high school groups compete for a grant by creating a plan for a project that will help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and engage their communities. This can be a plan for a new project or a proposal to continue an existing project. The 2016-2017 project categories are Transportation, Energy Savings, Sustainable Food Systems, and Community Engagement Through Art and Advocacy. Students and advisors track their progress throughout the competition through photos, research, and on social media. The culmination of the project is a formal proposal to the PBI judging team. The top three high-scoring teams receive a grant of $1,000, $750, and $300, respectively, to continue their projects. Registration is open October 1- November 25. Teams work on their projects through March 15, 2017 and we’ll announce the winners on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.
This contest is sponsored by Polar Bears International (PBI), the world’s leading polar bear conservation group—dedicated to saving polar bears by conserving their sea ice habitat.
In the past, you have been very helpful in helping us spread the word by posting information for us on listservs such as NAAEE, NSTA and emailing information through your networks. We would be thrilled if you would pass our contest information on to environmental educators and science teachers.
For additional information, please visit the PPB Website. I’ve attached several memes that can be used to generate student interest. We appreciate your efforts to help us reach more teachers through your organization. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.