Adopt a Polar Bear

Koda’s Story (Grades K-5)

‘Adopt a Polar Bear’ is a fun and educational online experience that requires no teacher prep time and helps schools and families take climate actions for clean air and blue skies. It is available in both English and Spanish.

The program educates and empowers children to be stewards of the planet. When families make climate pledges, Cool the Earth donates to the World Wildlife Fund, to support polar bear habitats.

To share with your students, simply provide the program link: https://adoptapolarbear.org/adoptapolarbear/

Team Lead Instructions

There are many ways to implement the program at your school. Review the options below and contact info@cooltheearth.org to sign up or ask any questions.

Teacher Lead

Preview the program at a staff meeting: show the 3 student videos and the parent message, review the pledge form, and introduce the creative activity (10-15 minutes).

  • Share the program link with teachers so they can show the videos and review the online climate action pledges with their classes. On the day they introduce the program, teachers send the program link home and ask families to participate by viewing the videos and taking climate action together.
  • Teachers choose how to offer the creative activity–as an optional home activity or a collaborative class project.
  • Encourage the principal, green team, and PTA to send the link home to parents with a CA Clean Air Day message.

PTA Lead

Share the program with your PTA members: show the 3 student videos, review the pledge form, and introduce the creative activity (10-15 minutes).

  • PTA members share the program link with teachers so they can show the videos and review the online climate action pledges with their classes. On the day they introduce the program, teachers send the same program link home and ask families to participate by viewing the videos and taking climate action together.
  • Share the program link in your newsletter and communications with a note about taking action as a school for CA Clean Air Day, Oct 6, 2021.

Green Team Lead

Share the program with your green team: show the 3 student videos, review the pledge form, and introduce the creative activity (10-15 minutes).

  • Green team students can share the program link with teachers so they can show the videos and review the online climate action pledges with their classes. On the day they introduce the program, teachers send the program link home and ask families to participate by viewing the videos and taking climate action together.
  • Invite your student body to a green team meeting for a video and creative activity session.
  • Share the program link in your newsletter and communications with a note about taking action as a school for CA Clean Air Day, Oct 6, 2021.

Principal Time / Virtual Assembly

On CA Clean Air Day, share the 20 minute program (videos and pledges) with your students on Zoom. On the same day, follow up with families by sending the program link home with a note about the importance of CA Clean Air Day and taking family climate pledges for blue skies and clean air.

Newsletter Announcement

During the week of CA Clean Air Day, October 4, 2021, send the Adopt a Polar Bear program link home with a note about the importance of CA Clean Air Day and taking family climate pledges for blue skies and clean air.