Engage your students to make a difference in fun and memorable ways.
Scientists know that it’s not too late to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save the polar bear's sea ice habitat—you and your students can do your part, too!
Community Action Toolkits
A future for polar bears starts in your classroom.
In addition to the educational unit plans and resources available in our Education Center, we’ve developed four Community Action Toolkits that are ideal for student projects, awareness campaigns, and as tools for students to teach their own families.
Included in each toolkit:
- Engaging contextual statistics and facts.
- Detailed instructions on how to manage the challenges.
- Sample emails you can use to inform coworkers and local businesses.
- Media release outlines and sample letters to engage local journalists and broadcasters.
- Images and text, ready to share on various social media platforms.
This toolkit uses the thermostat as a way to talk about energy conservation and its relation to global warming.
Challenge students in your classroom and school to take the Power Down Pledge and stop phantom power by unplugging electronic devices when they’re not in use.
Ask your students to think critically about transportation, and challenge them to encourage their families and friends to Not Idle, saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions.
Biking is fun, healthy, and one of the best ways to reduce personal carbon emissions. Ask your school to help increase biking efforts in the local community.
Project Polar Bear Contest
Community Involvement and Leadership
Another way to get involved is through our Project Polar Bear Contest—an engaging program that invites student groups to take action to fight climate change. With the guidance of an advisor, groups compete by creating a plan for a project that will help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and engage their communities.
Save Our Sea Ice Campaign
Use our Save Our Sea Ice Campaign tools to spark discussions throughout the year with your students, or as an excuse to have meaningful discussions about globalization, global citizenship, community responsibility, and sustainable living. Here we lay out the scientist-recommended actions that will best reduce greenhouse gas emissions.