Arctic Expedition 2016

July 21 to August 5, 2016

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The 2016 Students on Ice Arctic expedition was a profound hands-on experience for youth to expand their knowledge of the changing circumpolar world, foster a new understanding and respect for the planet, and gain the inspiration and motivation needed to help lead us to a healthy and sustainable future.

The ship-based expedition brought together more than 100 youth from around the world with inspiring scientists, elders, educators, artists, musicians, CEO’s, dignitaries, journalists, authors and innovators. Immersed in nature and engaged in cross-disciplinary activity, students were inspired, motivated, educated and challenged.

Each day was filled with exploration, discovery, presentations, workshops, hands-on research, hikes, and lots of adventure! Activities included wildlife encounters, visits to Arctic communities, as well as the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge and insight into the dynamics of climate change, traditional knowledge, scientific research, policy and other important Arctic and global topics.

Please explore this website for information about the 2016 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition and their journey through photos, videos and student blogs!

How to Participate

SOI Expeditions are open to high school and university applicants from around the world. Scholarships are available. Learn more and apply!

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Apply for scholarships

The SOI Foundation provides scholarships for each Arctic and Antarctic Expedition. Check out whether there is a scholarship for you!

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Meet our Educators

A global team of scientists, elders, artists, musicians, historians, and industry leaders who help to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Polar Regions through cross-disciplinary learning.

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Students on Ice is proudly supported by bv02.

This website was made possible by a generous contribution from the Leacross Foundation.