Announcing Our 2024 Polar Bear Scholarship Grant

Are you an environmental educator, or do you know a teacher who covers the natural world in the classroom? Then you need to know about our new Churchill Polar Bear Scholarship Grant!

Two outstanding teachers will earn the opportunity to witness the King of the Arctic in Churchill, Canada—known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”—and return inspired to share their newfound knowledge in the classroom.

The winners will join the October 7–13, 2024 departure of our Tundra Lodge & Churchill Highlights adventure (a $10,495 value) and will receive free round-trip airfare to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where the trip begins and ends.

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Polar bear mother and cubs in the snow in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

© Sabina Moll

See Polar Bears in the Wild

Scholarship recipients will head to the tundra on a small-group adventure led by premier naturalist guides. The trip includes two nights at the Tundra Lodge, our private mobile hotel stationed each season in a remote area of high polar bear density—you’ll stay in the polar bear’s terrain around the clock!

In the company of Nat Hab’s Expedition Leaders, look for this regal apex predator as you learn about the precarious balance between polar bear survival and sea ice from guides whose knowledge is enhanced with resources from World Wildlife Fund scientists.

Take Your Knowledge Back to Class

Long a bellwether species for tracking the impacts of climate change, polar bears gather in Churchill for roughly six weeks each fall as they wait for the sea ice to form. There, they will spend the winter hunting seals. Scientific models predict a dramatic loss of sea ice and drastic declines in the polar bear population if global warming continues unchecked. Educating the next generation of conservation champions is more essential than ever.

Apply for Nat Hab’s Churchill Polar Bear Scholarship

The Churchill Polar Bear Scholarship contest is open to legal U.S. residents over 18 (residents of Puerto Rico and U.S. territories are not eligible). Applicants must be environmental educators, which includes but is not limited to preschool, elementary, middle and high school teachers; college professors or faculty; outdoor educators; museum curators; nonprofit outreach specialists; and anyone working in the field of environmental education.

The deadline to apply for our Polar Bear Scholarship Grant is June 1, 2024. Complete or share our application form today!


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