A public service announcement, commonly known by the PSA acronym, is a message spread in the interest of the public. The objectives of PSAs are to raise awareness and change public attitudes, opinions, or even behavior towards an issue. These messages can be instructional, inspirational, or even shocking to elicit emotion and action.
Where Do Polar Bears Live? by Sarah Thomson is a great reference book for children learning about polar bears and the Arctic. With a somewhat fiction feel, this book entices the reader with illustrations and many facts about polar bears and their cubs. Students will learn about these fascinating creatures and also about the future of the Arctic and its inhabitants.
Save the Arctic Public Service Announcement Polar bear PSA
"Every summer, some of the ice around the Arctic melts. Every winter, it freezes again. But in the last hundred years, the earth has gotten warmer. A little more ice melts each summer. Each winter, the water is slower to freeze back into ice." "This polar bear is a fierce, smart hunter. But he cannot survive with no place to hunt. Without ice, polar bears will become extinct-gone forever. If the ice doesn't stop shrinking, he may be the last polar bear."