2618Polar News & Notes: Students on Ice Arctic 2008
- Aug 2, 2008Polar 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.