Aug 10, 2009
Canadian youth explore the Arctic: Unique Expedition Aims to Inspire Future Leaders and Ambassadors for the Planet
CNW Group (Press Release) – While school is out for the summer, dozens of Canadian and international youth between the ages of 14 and 17 are planning the “class-trip” of a lifetime. Starting July 31, 2009, sixty exceptional students from every Canadian province and territory – including twenty northern indigenous students – will travel through the Canadian Arctic on board the Polar Ambassador, a specially designed icebreaker as part of a unique 13-day educational adventure. The goal is for youth to gain a new perspective on Canada, its wonders, its present and future challenges and to become advocates for polar protection.
The expedition is led by Geoff Green, founder and Executive Director of the award-winning Students on Ice program. Participants will explore southern Baffin Island, Nunavut and the northern reaches of Nunavik. Joining the students on board the ship are thirty polar scientists, educators, musicians and artists.
Website: Students on Ice (source for expedition photos, videos and student journals).