“Congratulations on being selected to participate in the 2016 SOI Arctic Expedition.
The changes to the Arctic represent the most significant natural history event of our lifetime and you will be up close and personal with those changes. I hope that your experience inspires greater understanding and respect for the Arctic as well as a desire to further explore the Arctic and your place in it. Enjoy and embrace the SOI experience. It will forever change you!”
President & CEO
Canadian Museum of Nature
“The polar regions have risen to the top of environmental concerns. Endowed especially in the high Arctic, with unique and newly endangered life forms; holding a large fraction of Earth’s fresh water; and subject to exceptionally rapid climate change, these remote parts of the world have a great importance for the generations immediately ahead. I’m glad that the Students on Ice program is leading in the kind of environmental education most needed.”
Edward O. Wilson, PhD
Environmentalist & Pulitzer Prize winner
Professor Emeritus, Harvard University