STUDENTS ON ICE is an award-winning organization offering unique educational expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic. Our mandate is to provide students, educators and scientists from around the world with inspiring educational opportunities at the ends of the Earth and, in doing so, help them foster a new understanding and respect for the planet.

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Your donation helps to provide youth from around the world with life-changing expeditions as well as post expedition leadership support, education and career opportunities. Thanks to the generous support of donors and partners, more than 2,600 students from 52 countries have benefitted from the Students on Ice program.

                Students on Ice

            Celebrates 15 Years!


Join a global team of high school and university students, scientists, elders, artists, musicians and visionary leaders for the 15th Anniversary Arctic Expedition!


Arctic Expedition 2015
July 27 - August 10, 2015

Visit the 2015 Arctic Expedition website to learn more and
follow the journey!



Antarctic Expedition 2016

Our next Antarctic Expedition is scheduled for December 2016 to January 2017. High school and post secondary (college/university) students are eligible to apply. Please check back in the fall for more details and application forms.

What's New!


The Greatest Classrooms on Earth

View SOI's latest video, The Greatest Classrooms on Earth. Incorporating footage from Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, this video tells the story of SOI journeys to the ends of the earth for an unparalleled learning experience that inspires youth as leaders and global citizens.


Q is for Qajaq

                                                    Photo (c) Martin Lipman / Students on Ice

Q is for Qajaq is a collaborative initiative to help inspire a renaissance of qajaq (kayak) building and paddling in Canada's Arctic. Visit the Canadian Museum of Nature until the end of July to see traditional Inuit qajaqs built this spring by Canadian polar adventurer Eric McNair-Landry and the Students on Ice Foundation and learn more about the history of the qajaq and its cultural signficance. These qajaqs will be taken on this summer's Students on Ice Arctic Expedition where they will be reassambled and paddled by international youth, elders, educators and scientists in the Northwest Passage. Learn more and help support this initiative!



SOI Launches Crowdfunding Platform

PolarCatalyst is a unique crowdfunding platform created by the Students on Ice Foundation to support initiatives that benefit the Polar Regions. To learn more, make a donation or submit your project visit


Connecting to nature in Canada's national parks

Canada's national parks are an integral part of every SOI Arctic
expedition. They provide an unparalleled classroom for
connecting youth to nature and fostering an understanding and
appreciation for the people, plants and animals that shape this
incredible land.

Follow the journey through this captivating video, beautifully
illustrating the impact of nature on youth around the world.
This video was produced in partnership with Parks Canada.
Photo (c) Martin Lipman

There's more to the Arctic than meets the eye!

Explore Expedition Arctic for a virtual journey through the Arctic

with scientists from the Canadian Museum of Nature and

Students on Ice as they discover amazing biodiversity, vibrant

landscapes and more!






Click on the banners below to retrace our
most recent educational expeditions!







A Q&A with SOI Antarctic 2014 Alumnae on their continuing journey
Geoff Green, SOI alumni, and educators named top 100 Canadian explorers
Expeditions and Inspirations: An Arctic Cocktail Event
Ottawa Wave Makers: microgrants in support of Canada’s oceans



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