Boy starts site to teach other kids about global warming


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A West Michigan 11-year-old is taking his knowledge of global climate change beyond the classroom.

Monday, Bryce Madder of Ada announced the launch of Polar Army, a nonprofit website to teach children about the impact global warming has on polar bears.

Bryce, a fifth-grader, spoke at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, announcing that kids of all ages can now be a part of the Polar Army by posting pictures and paintings of polar bears.

“I first learned about global warming about a year ago. I was in school and I found out by 2040, all the world’s sea ice will disappear. By 2050, we could actually lose two-thirds of polar bears, and that just really bothered me,” Bryce said.

Bryce will continue to bring his Polar Army presentation to schools, churches and other community organizations across West Michigan.

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