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.


Overview of Students on Ice:

Students on Ice 2012 Arctic Expedition:


Students on Ice at COP15 in Copenhagen, Denmark
December 7-18, 2009

Seal the Deal:

Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition 2009
February 12-28, 2009


Crossing the Drake Passage:


The Fritz Koerner Lagacy:

Students on Ice Arctic Youth Expedition 2008
August 2-17, 2008

A Day in Ottawa:

From Ottawa to Iqaluit:

First Day at Sea:

Going Into the Fog:

The Land and the People:

One Hundred Whales and Two Bears:

Ice and Rocks:

Students on Ice Antarctic Youth Expedition 2007
December 25, 2007-January 9, 2008


Crossing the Drake Passage:

First Zodiac Cruises and Landings:

The Greatest Classroom on Earth:

Passing the Torch during International Polar Year:

Students on Ice Arctic Youth Expedition 2007
August 2-18, 2007

Orcas in Hudson Bay:

Walrus Island Adventure with Polar Bears:

Thick-Billed Murre Colony:

Inuit Communities:

Students on Ice and International Polar Year
March 2007-March 2009

All Students on Ice expeditions 2007-2009 were 'International Polar Year Youth Expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica' (IPY Project 343).

Students on Ice and IPY:

'Polar Perspectives' IPY Youth Forums and Speakers Series:

Students on Ice and the Canadian Museum of Nature

An important partnership since 2000

Students on Ice has been a proud partner of the Canadian Museum of Nature for over
10 years. Students on Ice's Head Office is located at the Canadian Museum of Nature's Natural Heritage Building in Gatineau, Québec, Canada.

SOI and CMN, Lynn Gillespie, PhD:

Julian Starr, PhD:

SOI visits CMN:


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