Geoff Green, Executive Director of Students on Ice Expeditions writes:
We leave tomorrow on our next SOI Antarctic Expedition!
This expedition is special for many reasons! It is our first University credit course program. We have 71 students participating from 12 countries. Lots of interesting people, including two young Inuit youth from Canada's northernmost community Grise Fiord. They will be participating in an IPY project during our expedition to compare and contrast the Polar Regions and the impacts of climate change. Thanks to the support of Canada's IPY Federal Program, we are making a one-hour documentary about their journey and their connection to the late Dr. Fritz Koerner.
We also have students and staff from across Canada, Japan, USA, New Zealand, Malaysia, Bhutan, UK, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Argentina, and Germany.
Our key partners on the expedition include:
Canadian Circumpolar Institute
University of Alberta
University of Ottawa
University of Northern British Columbia
Canada's IPY Federal Program
International Polar Year
Impossible to Possible
The Canadian Museum of Nature
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Thank you to all!
You can follow our upcoming journey at www.uantarctic.org or www.studentsonice.com each day, and we will also have some regular video updates on Discovery's Daily Planet show with Jay Ingram, on Canada AM, and other media around the world.
Also, we are excited that Feb.21 will be "Students on Ice Day" on the www.ipy.org website with some special updates from Antarctica!
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Wednesday, 11 February 2009 15:34
Students on Ice off to AntarcticaWritten by Students on Ice
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