Ada elementary student takes on global warming through art

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- A Knapp Forest Elementary student in Ada is taking steps to educate kids about global warming, one art piece at a time.

Bryce  Madder, 11, is a 5th grader who couldn't stand to see what was happening to polar bears in the arctic due to global warming, so he decided to make an impact by creating his own non-for-profit website- Polar Army, “I learned about global warming in school and I always loved art and animals. I decided to tie it together," Madder told FOX 17.

Polar Army is a place for kids to create and post artwork dedicated to saving polar bears. Kids can post sketches, paintings, 3-D models, digital art and much more. There are four pillars that the artwork must line up with:

-Arctic Habitats
-Climate Change
-Devastating Impacts of Climate Change
-Polar Bears

Bryce goes to schools, churches and community organizations all around West Michigan to discuss Polar Army and will not rest until a positive change happens with savings polar bears and global warming issues around the world, “Polar bears just aren’t in one area. They have a huge arctic circle and we need to go all out on this if we want to reduce our carbon footprint.”

If you are interested in learning more about Polar Army, or know a child who would like to post art on the site, you can visit

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  • Mac Woods

    Don’t worry. He’s still a kid. Eventually, the adults who are clearly controlling his brain, will have less and less influence. When he’s a man, he’ll see that his childish innocence was manipulated by adults and shake his head, while he stands on the gas pedal of his Lexus LFA.

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