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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2013 — About Expedition
    Descriptive info: .. Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2013.. About the Expedition.. Antarctica.. Expedition Vessel.. Itinerary.. About the Education Program.. Educational Philosophy.. Educational Approach.. Educational Format.. Educational Theme: Environmental Leadership.. Credit Courses.. Education Team.. Students.. Follow the Expedition.. 2011 Expedition Archives.. 2009 Expedition Archives.. How to Apply.. Eligibility.. Application Process.. Expedition Fees.. Fundraising.. Cancellation.. Travel Documents.. Insurance.. Health.. Liability Release.. Accomodations.. Additional Questions?.. Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition:.. December 28, 2013-January 9, 2014.. Welcome and thank you for your interest in the.. SOI Antarctic University Expedition 2013.. !.. This ship-based expedition offers prospective students the opportunity to enroll in one of several University-level field courses, and experience one of the most awe-inspiring places on Earth.. We will use an interdisciplinary approach to examine the uniqueness of the Antarctic continent, its political, scientific and exploration history.. Once in Antarctic waters, all students will make frequent field trips to the Antarctic mainland via Zodiac inflatables from the expedition vessel.. These landings will be supplemented by lectures, presentations, seminars and lab exercises in dedicated space aboard our ship, the M/V Ushuaia.. The expedition will have approximately 60 participating students, and 30 university faculty, scientists, experts, policy makers and educators.. Undergraduate and graduate students from around the world and from any university can apply to participate.. Antarctica is an amazing and incredibly unique continent.. It is both an austere and inhospitable land and home to some of the most extraordinary biodiversity on the planet.. It is a desert with vaulting mountains, immense glaciers, active volcanoes and awe-inspiring vistas.. Antarctica is a cornerstone of the planet's global ecosystem; a window to the world; a symbol of peace, understanding and conservation; and one of the greatest classrooms and laboratories on Earth.. Antarctica was not always in its present southerly location.. At one time it was part of present day Australia and Gondwanaland.. Remains of dinosaurs and tropical forests have been discovered.. Indeed, the whole concept of continental drift is made more fascinating by a study of this land of extremes.. Although the average water accumulation (arriving in the form of snow or ice) is only 12-15 centimetres or 5-6 inches (5 centimetres/2 inches or less over much of the interior), the icecap has reached a thickness of over 4,000 metres in some areas and covers about 14 million square kilometres.. Ninety-eight percent of Antarctica's continental area is covered with ice.. This accounts for ninety percent of the worlds ice and sixty-eight percent of the Earth's fresh water.. If all this ice melted the Earth's ocean level would rise 50 to 60 metres.. Beneath the icecap lies a rocky landmass of about 7 million square kilometres.. It is estimated that much of the landmass of western Antarctica is depressed into the Earth's crust to a depth of 1,000 metres lower than its original level.. However, large mountains soar as high as 5,140 metres (16,859 feet).. There is little flora in Antarctica but what exists is significant.. Brilliantly coloured lichens and mosses establish themselves in ice-free areas and the frigid sea provides haven for many varieties of microscopic life (phytoplankton).. Fauna exists in overwhelming abundance, especially during the brief austral summer.. Hundreds of thousands of penguins gather to breed and feed.. Whales, seals and albatross share the vast spaces.. Krill, the most abundant animal in the world, occupies a central place in the Antarctic ecosystem and provides the basic food source for many Antarctic predators.. Man can be counted among the potential, voracious consumers.. Human activity has been recent and limited but there is an exciting and sometimes unsettling history of exploration and exploitation.. The remains of decades old whaling stations and exploration outposts stand as silent reminders of past activity.. Abandoned and active research stations are testament to the political and scientific presence in Antarctica of several nations.. The Antarctic Treaty came into force in 1961 and remains one of the most effective international agreements ever signed.. As of June 2011, 48 members adhere to the Treaty (28 consultative and 20 non-consultative) and an annual meeting is held to discuss a range of issues.. The history of Antarctic exploration is a fascinating one.. Speculation existed from the beginning of the first millennium of the existence of a southern continent.. The first recorded expedition to search for it began with Bouvets expedition in 1738.. Successive voyages by explorers, including the amazing navigator James Cook, proved the existence of a southern land but ice and sea conditions and adverse weather prevented any sighting.. In 1821, Bellinghausen was the first to record sighting the continent although there is evidence that whalers and sealers had been keeping it secret for some years! Feats of great bravery, lies and intrigue, tragic failures and incredible successes are found in the stories of the early and present day explorers.. Much remains to be discovered, and protected, as you consider joining the ranks of Antarctic explorers.. Speculation over the existence of a southern land was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and  ...   the hotel to discuss next day activities, followed by dinner as a complete expedition team!.. December 30, 2013.. Ushuaia, Argentina and Beagle Channel.. Today we spend the morning exploring Ushuaia's surrounding region.. Students will hike into the Tierra del Fuego backcountry.. This afternoon we board our expedition vessel the M/V Ushuaia at the dock in Ushuaia.. After checking into our cabins, there will be an Introductory Briefing with our Expedition Leader, the Education Team, fellow student participants and the ship's staff.. Soon after well cast off the lines, raise the Students on Ice Flag and set sail down the Beagle Channel towards the Drake Passage.. Our shipboard journey to Antarctica begins!.. This evening, we will enjoy our first meal together aboard the M/V Ushuaia, participate in a mandatory emergency drill, share our excitement and be on the look out for the Southern Cross.. December 31, 2013.. Drake Passage.. We spend the day at sea sailing across the infamous Drake Passage towards Antarctica.. Our shipboard education program kicks off and there will be an important briefing on Antarctic visitor guidelines.. Be sure to get out on deck in search of whales and seabirds, including the mighty Wandering Albatross!.. January 1, 2014.. Drake Passage and South Shetland Islands.. We cross the Antarctic convergence during our second day at sea.. Our shipboard education program continues and well be instructed on Zodiac safety and landing procedures.. Depending on weather conditions and the speed of our Drake Passage crossing, we may attempt our first landing in the South Shetland Islands.. January 2, 2014.. Our first full day in Antarctica! Almost 24-hour daylight will allow us take full advantage of our days here.. All expedition landings and the overall expedition ship schedule will be planned closer to the expedition.. Possible landing sites today include Brown Bluff and a visit to the Argentine Station Esperanza.. Thousands of Adélie and Gentoo penguins and their chicks await us at these sites, and we'll be in excellent whale watching territory.. January 3, 2014.. Today we'll have a full day for exploring and making landings along the Antarctic Peninsula.. If weather conditions permit, we'll attempt Zodiac landings and cruises on and around Deception Island.. This horseshoe shaped dormant volcano is also home to a giant Chinstrap penguin colony and abandoned whaling station.. January 4, 2014.. Today we'll have another full day of Zodiac landings, cruises and educational activities.. We hope to make visits to Danco Island, Neko Harbour and Goudier Island.. At Neko Harbour, well be able to hike up onto a small icecap for an incredible view of Andvord Bay and some ice-coring research activities.. We may be able to visit Port Lockroy's United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust museum and post office, examining Whale bones and observing Cormorants at Jougla Point.. January 5, 2014.. Today is another full day of landings and educational activities.. By now the beauty and wonder of Antarctica will have cast its spell over us.. We hope to try and explore Yalour and Pleneau Islands, and also visit the Ukrainian station Vernadsky, one of the most interesting and active scientific research bases in Antarctica.. January 6, 2014.. Our final full day in Antarctica will be spent on exploring areas around Skontorp Cove, Cuverville Island and the Melchior Islands.. More workshops in the field and landings are planned.. This evening we bid farewell to Antarctica and begin our journey back to South America.. January 7, 2014.. We spend the day at sea reflecting on the experiences and adventures behind us.. Our shipboard education program continues with a variety of presentations, workshops and activities.. January 8, 2014.. Drake Passage and Beagle Channel.. Our shipboard education program wraps up.. Weather conditions permitting, we'll sail around famous Cape Horn! This evening we arrive back to the Beagle Channel.. Tonight we celebrate our expedition with a farewell dinner and special presentations.. January 9, 2014.. This morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia.. Upon disembarking our ship and saying goodbye to the crew, some students will transfer to the airport to return home.. Other students will head to town for the day, checking into the hotel in the afternoon.. The afternoon is free time for those who wish to explore the city, visit the museums, or hike.. This evening, those who remain in Ushuaia will enjoy a group dinner and activities in town and overnight at the hotel before most of us begin our travels home in the morning.. January 10, 2014.. Most students arrive home to their respective countries and home universities.. Apply For the Program.. Have Questions?.. Universities Institutes.. Carleton University - Canada's Capital University.. LTU University of Technology.. McGill University.. University of British Columbia.. Oregon Health Science University.. Center for Coastal Margin Observation Prediction.. Other Partners.. ArcticNet - a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada.. APECS - Association of Polar Early Career Scientists.. Canadian Museum of Nature - Musée canadien de la nature.. Canadian Polar Commission Commission canadienne des affaires polaires.. United Nations Environment Programme (.. UNEP.. Return to.. SOI.. web site..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2013 — Education Program
    Descriptive info: Education Program.. On expedition, several different learning formats are used to support course instruction and the overall educational experience.. These learning formats include: lectures, seminars, workshops, participatory presentations and hands-on research activities that will be shore, Zodiac, and ship-based in setting.. We also incorporate time for small group discussion and reflection opportunities into our days.. Each participating student will have enrolled in or be auditing one of the credit-courses being offered in conjunction with the.. Each of these courses will come with their own specific pre-expedition, expedition, and post-expedition requirements and activities.. See information on Credit Courses below.. Students on Ice believes in providing University student participants with a unique educational experience that will challenge the way in which they perceive the world.. Our aim is not to simply provide students with a 'trip' to a unique destination, but rather to give students an opportunity to have an aesthetic experience in some of the most wild and awe-inspiring ecosystems in the world.. We do not want students to just pass through a place with camera in hand, but rather to listen to the land; to.. feel.. these natural places and in turn, explore how humans feel when immersed in such places.. Ultimately, our goal is for students to experience a transformative connection with nature - a connection that changes the way they understand and act in the world.. EXPERIENCE | UNDERSTANDING | TRANSFORMATION | ACTION | CHANGE.. Our.. approach to education weaves together elements of experiential, expeditionary, and problem-based learning.. In starting with a very hands-on approach, active participation and critical thinking are important elements in the.. learning process.. Through posing questions, experimenting and constructing meaning, the learning becomes personal, relational and exploratory in nature.. Our expedition will become a symbolic learning journey from the initial development of ideas, to addressing problems and possible solutions, to final reflections.. We recognize that the journey will be unique for each student, as will the manner in which each student effects positive change in his/her individual life following the expedition.. In addition to the credit-courses being offered in conjunction with the expedition and shared expedition course pack, there will be a general education program for all participating students.. The following are some examples of the lectures, workshops, participatory presentations, hands-on activities and topics that will take place on the expedition:.. i) Lectures:.. Geological, geopolitical, social and cultural history of the region to the present day.. Terrestrial ecology (including flora and fauna).. Marine biology (from micro-organisms to cetaceans).. Glaciology, ice and the cryosphere.. Oceanography and hydrology (including limnology).. Atmospheric sciences.. Ornithology and seabirds.. History of exploration in the region.. Environmental issues facing the region.. ii) Workshops and Hands-On Activities (on-ship, on-shore):.. Wildlife identification and observation.. Working with education team members on ongoing scientific research (i.. e.. wildlife surveys, measuring pollution levels in ice-core samples, plankton tows focusing on marine diversity, Conductivity-Temperature-Depth instrument casts and analysis).. Nature interpretation through various activities (i.. photography, art, journal writing, music).. Technology and Nature (i.. cetacean vocalization, geographic information system mapping).. Youth forums on leadership, sustainable living and informed decision-making.. Hiking and shore walks.. Ecological footprint and expedition footprint.. iii) Peer teaching seminars:.. Reflection on expedition experiences through journaling, dialogue.. Mentored discussions aligning educators with students interests, and students with peers with similar interests.. A combination of the above learning formats are used on each day throughout our expedition.. The educational benefits of the.. Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2013.. will be shared with youth and the general public around the world via the expedition website, presentations, media attention, conferences and research workshops.. Partnerships with various Universities and other educational organizations will bring the expedition directly to classrooms and other educational gatherings around the world.. Educational Theme:.. Environmental Leadership.. Woven into the expedition is an overarching theme: Environmental Leadership.. The world is a global ecosystem in which all natural and human systems are interconnected.. Humans are part of nature and bound by the laws of the natural world.. However, in today's mechanistic, consumer-oriented world our lifestyles have led to a disconnection with nature.. We are often unaware or apathetic to where our most basic needs come from - food, clothing, shelter.. Our over-consumptive practices have led to resource depletion, atmospheric pollution, diminishing biodiversity, and most commonly discussed in the media, climate change.. As an increasingly interconnected global society, we need to move towards living more sustainably.. Today's youth have the opportunity to lead the way.. From an environmental perspective, we focus our expedition's lectures, discussions, and activities on current environmental issues facing the region we are travelling through.. Climate change is a particular focus on this expeditions.. From a leadership perspective, we will explore how youth are effective agents of change and how their efforts contribute to positive societal action.. Youth have an opportunity to establish sustainable livelihoods and make informed, ecologically-mindful choices early in their lives.. The choices they make have a ripple effect and the actions youth take make a difference.. In developing the leadership component of our expedition we facilitate ongoing group discussions on ways to get involved in environmental, social and research initiatives upon returning home.. The theme of Environmental Leadership weaves itself through our education program in conjunction with our ongoing exploration of the history, culture, polar sciences, and politics of Antarctica.. Undergraduate students and graduate students from Universities around the world may register in one of several University courses while they participate in the expedition.. Time on the ship will be divided between:.. (a) general lectures, presentations and activities that all students will undertake together to provide a general background to Antarctica; and.. (b) specialized workshops, seminars, research and activities focused on the topics outlined below, and led by the individual professor(s) in charge of each course.. All students must be committed to enroll in or audit an accredited field course through a partner University and/or participate fully in all aspects of the education program.. Current partner Universities on the SOI Antarctic University Expedition 2013 who will offer courses include:.. University of Northern British Columbia:.. ORTM433 - Practical examination of the impacts and management of Antarctic tourism.. Professor: Dr.. Patrick Maher.. Generally ORTM433 is an advanced course taking outdoor recreation and tourism management theory learned in the classroom and putting it into practice, experientially.. Hence it's a perfect fit for the 2013 edition of the Antarctic University Expedition.. For this particular ORTM433 students will examine Antarctic tourism in terms of its impacts (postive and negative) across economic, social and environmental realms, while also evaluating the management of such tourism today, as well critiquing what options might be best for the future.. Prerequisite and distance students: permission of the instructor.. Carleton University.. ERTH 5903, ERTH4807/4808 - Paleogeographic and Paleobiological Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula.. Claudia Schroder-Adams.. During this expedition we will visit the Antarctic Peninsula by crossing the Drake Passage.. As we witness the southern polar climate, fierce ocean and glacial landscape we will study the  ...   Olle Carlsson.. Polar Naturalist.. Olle Carlsson was born in Sweden and is currently living there.. Formerly a teacher, he left the profession in order to write, photograph, play jazz and travel.. He has travelled extensively in the Atlantic sector of the Arctic, including the Northwest Passage, Greenland and Svalbard.. Since 1991, he has spent the northern winter seasons in his favorite area, Antarctica, sharing the migration route of the Arctic Tern, always heading for summer, in the North as in the South.. In Antarctica he has been an expedition leader, naturalist and lecturer for various organizations.. Olle admits to being infected by the Polar bug, defined by the early explorers as if you have ventured into the ice once, you will always long to come back.. Apart from the remote North and South, he has worked as a naturalist guide, lecturer and Zodiac driver along the coasts of Europe, around England and in the Baltic Sea.. He has backpacked parts of Asia and participated in a tree planting project in Kenya.. Together with his friend Stefan Lundgren, Olle has published Antarctica - In the interest of all mankind (1990), currently only in Swedish and appointed the Panda Book of 1991 by the Swedish section of World Wildlife Fund.. More recently, Olle and Stefan have completed Svalbard - The Land beyond the Northcape (in English).. In 1998-99, they completed another book in English, Antarctica - A souvenir book from the 7th continent.. He has written several articles for magazines and newspapers, and also lectured and given slide-show presentations on the Polar areas around Sweden, Denmark and in the US.. Eric Galbraith, PhD.. Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Planetary Sciences.. A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Eric worked as a geologist in South America and the Canadian Arctic before becoming an oceanographer.. His research looks at how global ocean circulation interacts with the rest of the climate system, what this means for marine life, and how the ocean will respond to future climate change.. He is particularly interested in how the Southern Ocean controls atmospheric carbon dioxide, and what its role was during natural climate changes that occurred during the recent ice ages.. Hans Gelter, PhD.. Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer Education Manager.. Division of Media Experience Production.. Luleå University of Technology.. Hans Gelter, PhD in Biology, holds a faculty position as Senior lecturer in Biology and education program coordinator for the Master's Program in Professional Experience Production at the Department of Music, Media and Experience Production, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.. Hans teaches various subjects within the Experience Production Study Program, such as Hospitality, Interpretation, Guiding, Environmental and Outdoor Education, Experience Production, Creativity Management etc.. He has previously been teaching Biology, Environmental and Outdoor Education at the Department of Teacher Education at Lule University of Technology, and Genetics, Evolution and Ecology at Uppsala University.. Hans has experience as Nature Interpreter and Guide working with the Swedish company TEMA Resor on safaris in Tanzania, nature trekking in Greece, Madeira, the Austrian Mountains and in Nepal.. Hans also runs a nature tourism company - Guide Natura - and is presently engaged in a validation/certification system for nature guides in Sweden.. Hans has participated in scientific expeditions on Greenland and along the Northern Russian Arctic coast as well as private nature tours in Northern Canada, the USA, across Europe, in Central Russia, Australia and New Zealand.. He is a keen Mountaineer, having climbed on expeditions in the Alps, the Alai and the Himalayas.. Hans is a member of the uArctic Network for Northern Tourism Researchers and the International Network on Polar Tourism Research.. Pat Maher, PhD.. Associate Professor, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management.. Ecosystem Science and Management Program.. University of Northern British Columbia.. Originally from rural Nova Scotia, Pat currently enjoys living and playing with his young family in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.. Pat's research focuses on the Polar Regions – specifically how people learn from, live in, and become in love with these regions through their experiences with the natural and cultural surroundings.. Pat's doctoral work examined visitor experiences in the Ross Sea region and he has sat on the steering committee of the International Polar Tourism Research Network since its inceptions 5 years ago.. Pat is also the University of the Arctic's Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies (N.. America) and the Lead for the University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Northern Tourism.. Joseph Needoba, PhD.. Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems.. Oregon Health and Science University.. My research interests span disciplines within aquatic biogeochemistry, global nutrient cycles and phytoplankton ecology and physiology.. My graduate work at the University of British Columbia introduced me to the fields of stable isotope ecology and the importance of phytoplankton to marine food webs, global climate and coastal water quality.. After graduate school, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute and participated in a five year project to develop ocean observatory technology with the goal of better understanding the dynamics of coastal and estuarine biogeochemistry.. At OHSU I have further developed and combined my interests in oceanography, phytoplankton ecology and nutriend biogeochemistry to study the dynamic aquatic ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest.. Claudia Schröder-Adams, PhD.. Professor, Department of Earth Sciences.. A Professor of Earth Sciences at Carleton University, Claudia Schr.. ö.. der-Adams teaches geology and paleontology courses including Dinosaurs, Earths Paleogeography, Basin Analysis and Field Geology.. The Dinosaur course is one of the most popular courses at Carleton and led to the creation of the Vertebrate Paleontology Program in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature.. Her research focuses on basin analysis, stratigraphy, paleoceanography, micropaleontology, anoxic basins, estuaries and incised valleys and takes her to western Canada, Canadas west coast, the Arctic and eastern Australia.. She has participated in DSDP and ODP expeditions including Leg 119 to Prydz Bay, Antarctica.. As part of the Canadian GEM (Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals) program, Claudia is presently conducting a multi-year geological investigation assessing a number of sedimentary basins in both the Eastern and Western Arctic regions to produce a pan-Arctic biostratigraphic framework.. Claudia has just completed a three year term on the National Science and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant Selection Committee.. She served as Chair of Carletons Earth Sciences Department from 2003 to 2006 and is active in several science outreach programs.. Claudia will provide a deep-time perspective of the Antarctic continent and its geological and associated ecological history.. Students will review the evidence that has allowed us to infer the history of Antarctica from ancient times, with a focus on the evolution of terrestrial and marine ecosystems of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic.. Claudia has a passion for field-based teaching and her research and field work is an ideal combination for the SOI program.. STUDENTS.. A select group of students will be chosen to participate on the.. 2013 Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition.. Bios and photos of participating students will be posted here..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2013 — Overview
    Descriptive info: 2013 Expedition Overview.. Thanks for stopping by to check out the upcoming.. ! More information will be posted about the journey in the coming months.. If you are interested in getting involved, please.. contact.. the Students on Ice office.. Daily updates will be posted here everyday when the 2013 expedition team is in the Antarctic.. To check out the daily posts from past Students on Ice Antarctic University Expeditions, see below!.. Archived 2011 daily journal.. Archived 2009 daily journal.. 2013 Expedition.. 2013 Overview..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2011 — Overview
    Descriptive info: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2011.. 2011 Expedition Overview.. Announcement.. Due to the overwhelming success of the.. , Students on Ice will offer a third Antarctic University Expedition December 28, 2013-January 9, 2014.. Explore this website and.. Students on Ice for further details.. Welcome to the.. This educational expedition to the world’s southernmost continent was a life-changing experience for all program participants! It served as a powerful and unique international platform to inspire, educate, give cause for hope, create change, and raise awareness around the world about polar science and research, the impacts of climate change and other environmental issues facing Antarctica.. The ship-based journey explored southern South America, the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding Southern Ocean.. It involved 60 international undergraduate and graduate-level University students who had the opportunity to enroll in one of several accredited field courses.. The students were mentored by a team of 30 scientists, historians, artists, explorers, educators, innovators and polar experts.. Students developed knowledge, skills, perspectives and practices that will help them in their selected fields of study and future careers.. Travelling to Antarctica is  ...   them into the future.. This expedition would not have been possible without the generous support of our many partners including.. ArcticNet.. , the.. Association of Polar Early Career Scientists.. Canadian Circumpolar Institute.. Canadian Museum of Nature.. Canadian Polar Commission.. ,.. Government of Canada program for the International Polar Year.. LAN Airlines.. United Nations Environment Programme.. UNEP/GRID-Arendal.. United Nations Programme on Youth.. University of Alberta.. University of California (Los Angeles).. University of Ottawa.. , and the.. University of St Andrews.. For those interested in joining us on an upcoming Students on Ice Arctic or Antarctic expedition, please visit our main.. website.. or contact our office.. In the expedition spirit,.. Founder, Executive Director and Expedition Leader.. Students on Ice.. 2011 Daily Journey Updates.. 2011 Expedition Videos.. 2011 Post Journey Updates.. 2011 News.. 2011 Participants.. 2011 Overview.. Canadian Circumpolar Institute University of Alberta.. University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.. UCLA University of California Los Angeles.. University of Ottawa, Canada's university.. University of St Andrews Scotland's first university, founded 1413.. International Polar Year 2012.. United Nations International Year of Youth (.. IYY.. ) August 2010-2011..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2009 — Expedition Archives
    Descriptive info: SOI Antarctic University Expedition 2009.. , Students on Ice will offer a second Antarctic University Expedition in February 2011.. Explore this website and contact Students on Ice for further details.. Overview of the Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2009:.. February 12-28, 2009.. Between February 12th and February 28th parents, students, educators and polar enthusiasts can visit this site to share all of our expedition moments.. We will be posting photos, journals and expedition updates on a daily basis! Please note, that occasionally, due to our ships position, it may be impossible to send images.. Our webmaster back at SOI HQ will report any and all developments on the site.. But please remember we are in one of the most remote places in the world flexibility is the key!.. Yet, it is also an amazing window to our world,  ...   Brita.. Filter for Good.. Impossible 2 Possible.. Makivik Corporation.. World Meteorological Organization.. International Council for Science.. Millennium Scholarship Foundation.. and the.. National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada.. Please enjoy your journey with us!.. For those interested in joining us on an upcoming Students on Ice Arctic or Antarctic expedition, please visit our main website or contact our office.. Students on Ice is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (.. IAATO.. ), a member organization founded in 1991 to advocate and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic.. Overview.. 2009 Daily Journey Updates.. 2009 News.. 2009 Videos.. Seamus on Ice Blog.. Post-Journey Update.. Brita Water Filtration Systems.. Impossible2Possible.. ICSU International Council for Science.. FilterForGood.. Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation.. NSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.. WMO World Meteorological Organization..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2013 — Apply
    Descriptive info: Undergraduate students and graduate students from universities around the world.. Students who have a passion for, and interest in, Antarctica, adventure, education and the environment.. Students agree to fully participate in the mandatory education and research activity program during the expedition.. University credit-courses are available in conjunction with the expedition.. (All students are encouraged to enroll in a field course through a partner university.. If a student does not enroll in an expedition credit course, s/he will still be expected to fully engage in one of the courses.. ).. Students may choose to register in one of several university courses while they participate in the expedition.. Time on the ship will be divided between: (a) general presentations, lectures and activities that all students will engage in together to provide a general background on Antarctica; and (b) specialized workshops, seminars, research and activities focused on the topics outlined below, and led by the individual professor in charge of each field course.. For more information about current university courses being offered, visit the.. 'Credit Courses' section of 'About the Education Program'.. Students interested in participating in the.. must complete an.. and submit an administrative deposit and relevant supporting documents to Students on Ice.. Please email, mail or fax the completed form to the Students on Ice office.. The Students on Ice selection committee will be meeting regularly to review submitted applications.. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance within two weeks after receipt of their application.. Students interested in enrolling in one of the university credit-courses being offered in conjunction with the expedition must register through a partner university.. (See.. ).. Deadline to apply: There is no specific deadline to apply.. Applications will be processed and students accepted on an ongoing basis.. Students:.. $13,500 CAD from Toronto, Canada + university course fees.. $11,500 CAD from  ...   the university partners of the.. are actively seeking sponsorship and funding for the program.. If successful, this funding will be used to lower the student expedition fees.. ArcticNet Students.. Current ArcticNet students or northern students supervised or sponsored by an ArcticNet Network Investigator are eligible to apply for ArcticNet training funding to participate in the.. Applicants can find out more about the ArcticNet Training Fund.. here.. The $40,000 per year fund, allocated through two annual competitions covers 75% of the participation costs of applicants up to a maximum of $5,000.. An administrative fee of $250 is charged on all cancellations.. Although not mandatory to participate, purchasing cancellation insurance is advised.. All payments received by August 30, 2013 (120 days prior to the departure date) are refundable, less an administration fee.. When cancellations are received after August 30, payments are not refundable.. A current passport valid for at least 6 months after the expedition.. Personal travel medical insurance (including Emergency Medical Evacuation) is mandatory for all participants.. The minimum coverage required is $100,000 USD for medical emergencies and $50,000 USD for medical evacuation, which must include air ambulance.. Travel insurance costs approximately $50.. General medical forms will be provided with the Expedition Handbook once you are accepted.. These forms must be completed and returned to the Students on Ice office.. A standard liability release form will be provided with the Expedition Handbook once you are accepted.. This form must be signed by both student and parent(s)/guardian(s) (if student 18 years old or younger) and returned to the Students on Ice office.. Cabin and hotel room accommodations for participants are determined by Students on Ice.. Contact us!.. Participant Coordinator, Students on Ice.. Natural Heritage Building.. 1740 chemin Pink.. Gatineau, Quebec, Canada J9J 3N7.. Toll free: 1-866-336-6423 (in North America).. Telephone: 1-819-827-3300.. Fax: 1-819-827-9951.. Email:.. apply@studentsonice.. com..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2011 — Daily Journey Updates
    Descriptive info: Day 01 - Monday.. , February 14, 2011.. Day 02 - Tuesday.. , February 15, 2011.. Day 03 - Wednesday.. , February 16, 2011.. Day 04 - Thursday.. , February 17, 2011.. Day 05 - Friday.. , February 18, 2011.. Day 06 - Saturday.. , February 19, 2011.. Day 07 -  ...   February 21, 2011.. Day 09 - Tuesday.. , February 22, 2011.. Day 10 - Wednesday.. , February 23, 2011.. Day 11 - Thursday.. , February 24, 2011.. Day 12 - Friday.. , February 25, 2011.. Day 13 - Saturday.. , February 26, 2011.. Day 14 - Sunday.. , February 27, 2011..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2009 — Daily Journey Updates
    Descriptive info: Welcome to the Students On Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2009!.. We are very proud to welcome you to our 9th annual Students on Ice expedition to Antarctica, the Students on Ice - International Polar Year Antarctic University Expedition 2009! This is also our very first University credit course program.. This year we are thrilled to have an extraordinary team of 71 students from around the world, and 17 phenomenal scientists, polar experts, educators and expedition team members travelling south to the World's Greatest Classroom – Antarctica! This year's expedition is also special because it has been endorsed by the International Polar Year Joint Committee as an official event of the International Polar Year (IPY)  ...   February 15, 2009.. Posted from Ushuaia, Argentina.. Day 05 - Monday, February 16, 2009.. Posted by Geoff Green, Expedition Leader.. Day 06 - Tuesday, February 17, 2009.. Posted from the Drake Passage.. Day 07 - Wednesday, February 18, 2009.. Day 08 - Thursday, February 19, 2009.. Day 09 - Friday, February 20, 2009.. Day 10 - Saturday, February 21, 2009.. Day 11 - Sunday, February 22, 2009.. Day 12 - Monday, February 23, 2009.. Day 13 - Tuesday, February 24, 2009.. Day 14 - Wednesday, February 25, 2009.. Day 15 - Thursday, February 26, 2009.. Day 16 - Friday, February 27, 2009.. Day 17 - Saturday, February 28, 2009.. Posted from SOI World HQ..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2011 — Expedition Videos
    Descriptive info: Video #1 - Arrival in Ushuaia, Feb 14.. Video #2 - Icebreakers in Ushuaia, Feb 15.. Video #3 - Hiking Laguna Esmeralda, Feb 16.. Video #4 - Departing Port of Ushuaia, Feb 16.. Video #5 - National Sweater Day in the Drake Passage, Feb 17.. Video #6 - Last Day in the Drake Passage, Feb 18.. Video #7 - Iceberg Alley - Seymore Island, Feb 19.. Video #8 - Landing at Brown Bluff, Feb 20.. Video #9 - Students on Ice United Nations Environment Programme, Feb 21.. Video #10 - Cuverville Island, Feb 21..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2011 — Post Journey
    Descriptive info: 2011 Post Journey Update.. Well team, we did it!.. The.. has come to a close.. Although we have said our fond-farewells, it's clear that this educational expedition is just the beginning of something much greater.. All of us have the capacity to take our Antarctic experiences and make a difference in our homes, communities, countries and beyond.. Antarctica has inspired us to consider and.. change the way we interact with the natural world and each other.. We know we can catalyze meaningful change at this critical time in the Earth's history.. Let's lean on each other for the guidance, motivation, inspiration and focus that will help us achieve lofty goals.. This expedition would not be possible without the generous support of our many partners including.. Many thanks to each of our expedition partners, the staff team and especially our students, whom without their motivation, interest and commitment to their education, this experience would not have been possible.. I'm also thrilled to announce the birth of my beautiful daughter, Nellie Maise Green, on March 1, 2011.. Diz and Fletcher are happy and healthy.. SOI Antarctic University Expedition 2011: Impressions.. The following impressions were contributed by students while crossing the Drake Passage en route back to South America.. General Impressions.. -It is now that my life begins.. -Here, Antarctica, hope you’re keeping well, kiddo! Catch you soon, stay cool!.. -If we protect the poles, we can protect th planet.. and everything in between!.. -Antarctica, I will be back for sure!.. -This expedition has inspired me to pursue a career in polar research.. Until next time, dear Antarctica.. -Seals!.. -I LOVE whales.. -Thank you to SOI family, to students, staff and crew for making this dream come true.. -Glaciology (our favourite cousin of geology).. -I LOVE geology.. -Glaciology is pretty fly.. -I second this! I LOVE ice!.. -Oceanography is awesome.. -Thanks SOI for making dreams come true.. -Thanks SOI for helping me learn things about myself that I didn’t know - the push, the pull and the eye-opening.. -Thank you Niki for being amazing.. -Thank you SOI for giving me the opportunity to grow as a leader and team player, helping to shape the person I will be in the future!.. -Thank you SOI for leading us toward Antarctica - Thanks to everybody here for helping to create this experience!.. -I love the Southern Ocean and the continent it helps keep so isolated.. -One feels very small in Antarctica.. the trick, I think, is to feel big at home, and let others know what I learned.. -I got spanked by the Drake (thanks for the quote, Geoff).. -I am not always good with words to explain how I feel, but I am thankful for the SOI family and my professor for showing me this most beautiful place on Earth.. I love you guys and I will be forever grateful.. -This experience with SOI was really strong for me.. I have a hard time explaining how and what will result from this, but I know it is something different.. I want to share my SOI experience so that more people are aware of the beauty of our planet.. -Thanks for giving me this opportunity that has been a very unique one! I am very grateful.. -Antarctica is my first true love!.. -Maybe not mine, but I’m definitely addicted.. -I have ice in my veins!.. -Didn’t know if I had them in me, but my sea legs were there all along.. ”Au Naturel”.. -Antarctica is a natural wonder!.. -Never stop dreaming.. -Antarctica: the place where penguins fly!.. Antarctica is.. Awesome!.. a place to remember, forever.. the most beautiful place.. magnificent!.. steeped in history and adventure.. threatened by overuse in more accessible areas.. a place beyond my imagination and expectations.. the gem of our planet.. everyone’s to look after.. neato-torpedo.. unique.. humbling.. like nowhere else on Earth.. ineffable.. a place where you feel very small in the universe.. beautiful, pure, innocent, fragile, untainted by human activity: let’s keep it that way.. a winter wonderland.. a match for the human imagination.. a place to let me see my potential.. God’s sublime creation.. the best classroom.. peaceful, serene, pure: back to the essentials.. inspiration.. a global responsibility.. a place where the world can work together for the better of something other than our own self-interests.. Yahwhoozle!.. closer than you think.. like another planet.. smelly (guano).. Penguin-y.. meant to remain this way.. a beginning.. cold.. my favourite polar region.. my second favourite polar region.. better than I expected.. home away from home.. silent, but noisy with life.. Incredible! Hard to describe but induces strong and powerful feelings.. inspiring.. floating dream.. worth protecting.. numinous.. beautiful.. powerful.. magic.. not ours or anyone’s.. life!.. breathtaking getaway.. too much for words or photos.. the sleeping giant of the ecosystem.. filled with peace and tranquility.. my world.. an example of the benefit of being isolated from humans, but also of the damage we still reap.. Mr.. Drake: Keep protecting Antarctica.. Please give people a hard time.. If they don’t experience it they will never know.. Where do you see Students on Ice in 10 years?.. -Doing amazing things!.. -Growing, continuing, thriving.. -Strongest ambassador force for Antarctica.. -A driving force in schools across Canada for raising awareness for polar sustainability.. -Having inspired hundreds of future leaders, scientists, policy makers, teachers, environmentalists.. -A force to contend with on a universal/geological scale.. -Doing (more!) research.. -As a university.. -Coordinating environmental educational field courses in collaboration with universities from all over the world.. -Being a world-renowned group for environmental change and environmental protection.. -A role model.. -The environmental voice of youth  ...   the trip/Being able to smell penguin poop.. -This entire experience.. -New friendships.. -The expedition.. -All of you.. -Having my dreams come true.. -Living through the Polar Swim.. -Life ;).. -Setting foot on the last frontier.. -Weddell Seals!.. -Penguins and drinking tea with icebergs.. -All the traveling I get to do.. -The quiet moment at Paradise Bay.. -Good Karma.. -Ice-strengthened hull.. -Leopard and elephant seals.. -Going on this trip.. -Reflecting on the summit in Paradise Bay in the silence and beauty of nature.. -The chance to meet all these great people and share this trip with them.. I plan to.. come back!.. learn more.. save the world.. plant more trees and grow a garden.. do everything.. always be a student of life.. experience the Arctic.. bring greater awareness toward the Poles.. keep Antarctica in my thoughts and heart forever.. share this experience with everyone I can, and hopefully return one day.. share my experiences through classroom presentations, and maybe a photo exhibit.. never stop exploring.. never stop learning.. never stop smiling.. continue my adventures of the world and learn as much as possible!.. go to the Arctic, and back to Antarctica.. pass my exams.. share my experiences with small town high-school students, and encourage them to follow dreams to grow as scientists.. enjoy life and do amazing things.. live the best life.. keep trying to make dreams a reality.. plan.. fight tha haterz and bring it twice as hard next time.. come back in 2013! Tell youth about the beauty of Antarctica, create an science outreach program to teach youth about the Polar regions.. Sleep in a non-moving bed.. join BAS.. return.. go places! And bring people with me.. keep smiling!.. learn Spanish and move to Canada.. travel Pole to Pole.. help organize the IPY 2012 conferences.. become friends with a humpback.. share my experiences with family and friends.. swim the English Channel.. planning kills spontaneity! I’m going to wing it!.. learn.. live simply.. plant a garden and finish wood work.. try to spend more time with family.. return to Antarctica, stat!.. return the penguin I stashed in my bag on the next visit.. learn more and share my passion with others.. inspire others.. be more involved in polar issues from home.. find my own way to share this experience with others.. March 4, 2011.. Passing the Torch.. A letter from the home office, after a journey to the bottom of the world.. By David Rusak,.. The Walrus.. Despite — or possibly because of — all the unspoilt natural beauty I took in during Students On Ice’s Antarctic University Expedition 2011, one of the most striking sights was a place of human intervention.. Our group’s last day of visiting Antarctic terrain began at six a.. m.. , landing inside a horseshoe-shaped caldera, the appropriately sinister-sounding Deception Island.. The sun we had so consistently enjoyed throughout the trip had given way to a gloomy fog.. This enshrouded the rundown structures and detritus left behind by early twentieth-century whalers, who made great use of the island until the Depression.. The excesses of this industry were horrific: after hunting blue whales into scarcity, the hunters moved on to the next-most-profitable species, and then the next one after that, until a combination of ruined populations, changing public opinion, and long-overdue regulation put a stop to large-scale whaling in the ’60s.. As if chiming in, the volcano at Deception Island erupted near the same time, laying waste to both more recent scientific stations and the whalers’ old boilers, tanks, and other structures.. For our part, we wandered from over the ashy earth, stepping around chunks of brick and fragments of barrels, jarred after our time together in nature to see a place so littered with human debris.. It’s hard to conceive of the gulf between world views: the whalers hunted down, boiled, and dumped the remains of thousands of whales into this bay; mere days before, we had been scrambling out onto our ship’s outer decks in forty-five-knot winds, whooping and cheering at our first glimpse of a humpback fluke.. We cherished their company as mysterious fellow mammals; the whalers created giant factory ships for the most efficient extraction of whale oil, and resorted to tactics like the deliberate wounding of calves, whose cries would attract still more victims.. At least this insane style of hyper-exploitation — of those animals, in this area — has now ended.. It’s a sign that humanity can, in fact, do better.. Another good sign is the quality of character of the students I travelled with.. The gravity and complexity of conservation, particularly in a place as distant and different from home as Antarctica, was made clear to us by the professors and other experts who taught us about their respective fields on the trip.. But, seeing the questions and interest at their presentations, it’s not hard to imagine a group this motivated and curious rising to the challenge.. Students On Ice provided an ideal venue for this needed cross-pollination of disciplines, for making the connections the students will need if they want to do science in the polar regions, and for fostering the kind of personal engagement that really drives people to make a difference.. In his talk to us at the end of the expedition, one of the favourite phrases that.. founder, executive director, and expedition leader Geoff Green returned to was “passing the torch.. ” It scarcely needs saying what a pleasure it was for me to join his group on this journey — but seeing in action their earnest commitment to spreading these values and knowledge was another pleasure besides..

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  • Title: Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2011 — News
    Descriptive info: Back from the land of ice and snow.. - June 8, 2011.. IP University student carries out research in Antarctica.. - May 18, 2011.. IP University Student tries to understand the mysteries of Antarctica.. - May 17, 2011.. IP boy visits Antarctica for research.. - May 16, 2011.. Aman Malik gets an opportunity to go to the Polar Regions.. - May 13, 2011.. Carleton University students spend a month studying in Antarctica.. - April 18, 2011.. Kuwaiti woman braves Antarctica extremities.. Antarctica's Ecosystems - Public presentation.. - April 14, 2011.. Students On Ice present Antarctica's Ecosystems: Evolution and Adaptation through Deep Time.. - April, 2011.. From the Arctic to the Antarctic.. - March 28, 2011.. Antarctic mission emboldens McGill students’ passion.. - March 25, 2011.. Student on ice reports from paradise on Earth.. - March 24, 2011.. Postcard from.. Antarctica -- McGill's Eric Galbraith and Students on Ice.. APECS Returns from 2011 Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition.. - March 10, 2011.. Braving the cold.. - March 8, 2011.. Kuwaiti woman raises national flag over Antarctica.. - March 4, 2011.. After Kuwaiti science student, here comes a UAE mother.. - March 2, 2011.. The Pursuit of  ...   Students on Ice Antarctica University Expedition 2011.. - February 14, 2011.. APECS involvement in 'Students on Ice' Expedition.. - February 13, 2011.. Travelling to the end of the Earth and back.. - February 9, 2011.. Carleton University's Students on Ice (CTV Ottawa Coverage).. - February 4, 2011.. Taking field trips to new latitudes.. - February 2, 2011.. Museum Scientist Engages Students on Antarctic Journey.. - February, 2011.. Carleton climate course puts students.. on Antarctic ice.. - February 1, 2011.. For the first time in history, students from McGill.. will participate in a field study course in Antarctica.. - January 26, 2011.. Carleton Students and Professors head to Antarctica for an.. 'Anything But Textbook' Experience.. - January 24, 2011.. Maryam Aljoaan: Ice-Bound!.. To explore-learn-protect planet Earth.. - January 2011.. A road trip to where there are no roads — McGill students going on an expedition to Antarctica.. - November 30, 2010.. Maryam Al Joaan is set to become the first Kuwaiti girl to reach Antarctica.. - July 18, 2010.. Kuwaiti girl to chill in Antarctica.. It’s all about Earth.. - July 15, 2010.. First Kuwaiti woman to go to Antarctica on scientific mission.. - July 8, 2010..

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