Students on Ice partnered with NordMAB (UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Northern network) on a 3-year project that aims to provide Nordic youth with a profound hands-on experience that expands their knowledge of the changing circumpolar world, fosters a new understanding and respect for the planet and inspires and motivates them to work collaboratively towards a healthy and sustainable future.
2015 launches the beginning of this partnership to provide up to 2 youth annually from each participating Nordic Country (Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia) with the opportunity to participate in the Students on Ice Arctic Expedition.
The vision is that participating youth will return to their home communities with a renewed sense of belonging to the Nordic community and that they become key contributors to and/or leaders of initiatives related to sustainable development, global citizenship and climate change mitigation in their community.
“NordMAB’s Students on Ice is a key project to foster northern sense of belonging. In cooperation with six northern countries, our partnership with SOI aims to explore how youth are effective change agents in their community / Biosphere Reserve and how their efforts contribute to positive societal action.”
Students on Ice created the following video using footage from SOI’s 2015 Arctic Expedition, and with support from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. The video was featured at the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, October 26-28, 2015.