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SOI Expedition Staff Mike Jensen, Garry Donaldson and Alison MacArthur welcome Taylor Jacque at the Ottawa airport.

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Students take in Bill Reid's Spirit of Haida Gwaii sculpture at the Canadian Museum of History.

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Students take in Bill Reid's Spirit of Haida Gwaii sculpture at the Canadian Museum of History.

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Students at the Canadian Museum of History

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Rafting on the Ottawa River

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Rafting on the Ottawa River with a view of Parliament

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Students enjoy the evening presentation

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The eternal flame on Parliament Hill

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The Canadian Museum of Nature

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Student at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Student at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Student at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Flying through the treetops on a zipline

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Boarding the plane

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Boarding the plane

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Students boarding the plane

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The forward lounge is a gathering place for students, here two students share each other songs.

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Students are briefed on lifeboat protocols during a mandatory safety drill by Sea Adventurer crew.

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Out on deck for the first time, students see the northern landscape along the Koksoak River.

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Searching the horizon in Ungava Bay

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Musician Kathleen Edwards talks with SOI student along the Koksoak River near Ungava Bay

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Emma and Minnie wave a welcome to the students as they hike along the dusty road to Kuujjuaq

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Judy and Helen Issigatok outside on deck

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Rough-legged Hawk

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Students arrive by zodiacs to Killiniq (Port Burwell), their first shore landing

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Student practices photography at Killiniq, Nunavut

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Historian Whitney Lackenbauer and oceanographer Don Walsh

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Students photograph themselves on the tundra

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Hiking in Killiniq, Nunavik

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Student discovering house

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Student analyzing rocks

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SOI expedition vessel the Sea Adventurer

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Students Charlotte Irish and Davonna Kasook

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Shelley Ball teaches a photo workshop on the land

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Claire concentrates as she sketches a tiny Arctic wildflower

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Karen and Melody work together on their paintings

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A Polar bear pauses before diving into the fiord

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A curious Polar bear pops out of the water to look at our zodiacs

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Students on zodiac explore a hidden waterfall

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Daniele Bianchi samples the biology in the water with students Chaim Andersen, Melody Teddy, Karen Benoit, and Sergio Raez-Villanueva

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Noel Alfonso, fish expert with the Canadian Museum of Nature drags a net on the beach at Eclipse Harbour with students Teddy Hurley, Mila Mezei and David Macintyre

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Wylee, Tanya and Dylan look out over the Eclipse Harbour

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Juno award-winning singer/songwriter Ian Tamblyn laughs with student Sregio Vaez Villanueva after playing together

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Tatega Akpaleeapik from Pond Inlet, Nunavut raps for the students in the forward lounge of the Sea Adventurer

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Students Addison Asuchak and Justin Fisch write personal notes that they will insert and seal in to a bottle for the SOI annual bottle drop to assist in tracking changes to ocean currents. In previous years, bottles have been retrieved from various parts of the world and students contacted.

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Students Monica Johnson (r) and Brianna Brown await the start of the SOI annual bottle drop to assist in tracking changes to ocean currents. In previous years, bottles have been retrieved from various parts of the world and students contacted.

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Polar historian and Polar Medal recipient David Fletcher leads a seminar on polar leadership, during one of the many option seminars offered during a sea day enroute to southern Greenland.

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Arctic swim and char fishing in Komaktorvik Fiord

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Elders share their stories with students out on deck

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Michaela Norgren works on her printmaking sketch in the library

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An old tradition was revived today when the brass band from Nain welcomed us to the beach of the Base Camp.

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Students listen to the youth co-ordinator of the base camp

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Students in bug nets choose food from the buffet for their Feast on the Beach at the Base Camp

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Leacross girls Michaela Norgren, Emma Lee, Tanya Chen, Wylee Fitz-Gerald and Rebecca Hagos

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A waterfall tumbles down a mountainside into a lush green setting in Torngat National Park

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Alistair Walker rests on a large chunk of ice stranded on the beach at low tide

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Farewell night in the Torngats, SOI farewell celebration with Parks Canada, traditional brass band and Inuit leaders

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Elodie Miles uses grace and finesse to drop her bottle in the sea

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Edmond and Jack compete in the Inuit arm pull

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Students laugh as they collapse in the arm pull competition

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Fin whale

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James Raffan and Joseph Qian work on a knot pattern

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Joseph works on a knot

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Fin whales

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SOI student Navarana Kleist throws her bottle overboard during the annual SOI bottle drop. Organizer and glaciologist Eric Mattson logs the time and location of each bottle.

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Staff member Mary Ellen Gucciardi transcribes the lyrics to a recent song by student Tatega Akpaleapik.

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Navarana Kleist leads the inuit games workshop on the rear deck of the Sea Adventurer.

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Tanya Chen catches air during the one-legged high kick during the Inuit games workshop.

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Students explore the glacier on Tasermiut Fjord

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Eric Matteson, glacier expert

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Students touching an iceberg

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Zodiacs transport students to Paradise Valley in Tasermiut fjord

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Students hike through the scenic town of Nanortalik

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Some young Greenlanders share their photos withDylan in a traditional tent

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Greenland poppies

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Monaco student Elodie Miles listens to glaciologist Eric Mattson’s introduction to the hanging Sermasit Glacier. Now that it has melted out of the water it is considered a hanging glacier, a sign of receding ice. When Students on Ice last visited the area in 2005, the glacier was still in contact with the water.

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Students explore the lower reaches of the Sermasit Glacier in southern Greenland. The rock spires poking through the glacier are called nunataks.

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Students tour through the historic section of Nanortalik. Populated since 1778, Nanortalik means “bear hunt island” in Norse and was originally founded at a whaling station.

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Dylan Miles inspects a traditional field stove in the Nanortalik Museum in Nanortalik.

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Students hike into Nanortalik

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Greenland coast

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The abandoned mining town of Ivuttut

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Teddy prepares for the zooplankton tow

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Emmanuel and JR rehearse a song for the songwriters night

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Minnie and Nuuk dog

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Art installation in house of Parliament, Nuuk

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Students visit the Nuuk museum

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Jellyfish from Greenland Fiord

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Zodiacs in the Evigsfjord

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Students witness the power of a collapsing glacier

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Greenland Ice Cap

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Meg Beckel, CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature

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Geoff Green, Founder of Students on Ice

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Noel Alfonso, Ichthyologist, Canadian Museum of Nature

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Alan Latourelle, CEO, Parks Canada

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Students at Welcome Event

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