Updated: Oct 4, 2022
Alan Hesse is a climate biologist living in Ecuador, and he's now focusing much of his work on educating young people about climate change. A writer and illustrator. Alan's creation, Captain Polo, is working to preserve the future of our earth for our youth, the generations who will be increasingly impacted by climate change for years to come.
Captain Polo is a polar bear that was introduced in novels, written and illustrated by Allen and aimed at middle school kids. Now he's developed a school projects approach under his Captain Polo Climate Academy brand. The Captain Polo's Climate Academy creates resources and projects to help children and adults learn about the climate crisis and what needs to be done about it.
Captain Polo is not just any old polar bear. He can speak most human languages for one thing, but mostly he's worried about the Arctic, his native habitat, which is melting twice as fast as anywhere else because of global warming caused by humans.
So Captain Polo is on a mission. He wants to keep on learning more about climate change and possible solutions, and he means to pass everything he learns onto as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
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By the way, here's what Captain Polo had to say about the show. He liked it, and I think you will, too.