Polar Bear Explorer Trail launches in Plymouth

Plymouth has launched a brand new Polar Bear Explorer trail based around its waterfront location. The Arctic, oceans, polar bears and single-use plastics have all been brought together in this new family walking and educational activity which will run for 14 weeks, between 25 November and 3 March.

Twenty polar bear cubs have been set loose across Plymouth’s waterfront, each with a bear fact that sends a serious message on how single-use plastics are affecting the oceans and the Arctic habitat. The Polar Bear Explorer trail will see the cubs hiding at locations across the city including Sutton Harbour, the Barbican, Hoe, Millbay and Royal William Yard, in shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels along the waterfront.

Offering a new experience in Britain’s Ocean City, families are encouraged to become Polar Bear Explorers and find each of the twenty cubs. Along the way families will learn about the oceans, polar bears and how they can help to protect their natural Arctic home. Everyone who finds all twenty polar bear cubs and completes their Explorer entry form will receive a Polar Bear Explorer certificate and will be entered into a draw to win great prizes, including family tickets for the National Marine Aquarium and Polar Bear adoption through WWF.

Supported by partners National Marine Aquarium, WWF and Surfers Against Sewage this experience  promises to be a very special trail for the whole family, who can also sign up to a pledge to reduce their own single plastic use for a lasting legacy.

Polar Bear Explorer maps can be downloaded here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/polar-bear-explorer-p2593823

Polar Bear Explorer Brochure can be downloaded here: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/dbimgs/PBE%2012pp%20Booklet_for%20web.pdf