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2618Polar News & Notes: Students on Ice Arctic 2008

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  • George Lessard
    Aug 2, 2008
      Polar News & Notes: Students on Ice Arctic 2008

      Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 9:00 am

      Written by: Jessica Fries-Gaither

      The 2008 Students on Ice youth expedition is now underway! The
      ship-based journey will explore southern Baffin Island, Nunavut and
      the northern reaches of Nunavik. 65 international students, aged
      13-20, and a team of 30 scientists, polar experts, educators, artists
      and environmentalists. The team includes 22 northern aboriginal youth,
      as well as participants from Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates,
      Austria, Norway, the United Kingdom, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand,
      Mexico, the United States and Canada.

      The expedition focuses on International Polar Year priorities, the
      impacts of climate change on the Arctic region and its people, the
      role of the Arctic in the earth's ecosystem. Students on Ice aims to
      inspire future leaders and ambassadors for the planet.

      Follow the expedition at
      Daily updates will include student journals, videoclips, photos, and
      scientific updates. The expedition runs August 2-17, 2008.