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SOI Arctic 2015 day 13: Caswell Tower and Beechey Island

SOI Arctic 2015 day 13: Caswell Tower and Beechey Island

We changed course today, not in the expedition sense- we are still destined to arrive at Resolute Bay on Saturday morning- but rather a change in life’s...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 12: Dundas Harbour and Croaker Bay, Devon Island

SOI Arctic 2015 day 12: Dundas Harbour and Croaker Bay, Devon Island

Today, we saw two Polar Bears too many. We arrived at our planned destination and activity site at Dundas Harbour this morning only to discover we had to...

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SOI educator Jaime Koebel reflects on expedition art projects

SOI educator Jaime Koebel reflects on expedition art projects

The land is truly beautiful. In a place where mountains test the limits of the sky and the ocean spans every corner of one's eye, the tiniest of vegetation...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 11: Tay Bay, Bylot Island

SOI Arctic 2015 day 11: Tay Bay, Bylot Island

What an incredible sight sailing just after lunch today, off our starboard side along the shoreline we spotted seven polar bears which brought our total to ten...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 10: Button Inlet and Cape Graham Moore

SOI Arctic 2015 day 10: Button Inlet and Cape Graham Moore

How do we describe today- from Bears to Barbeques it was one magical moment after another. We had to expect that sooner or later and today we find ourselves...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 9: Milne Inlet and Pond Inlet

SOI Arctic 2015 day 9: Milne Inlet and Pond Inlet

We’ve had our first Polar Bear sighting! A swimming bear among the ice flows in the quiet waters at the entrance to Milne Inlet Off northern Baffin Island....

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 8: Pond Inlet & Sirmilik Glacier

SOI Arctic 2015 day 8: Pond Inlet & Sirmilik Glacier

From the outset of Students on Ice 2015, we planned on making Parks Canada today’s focus. However, we could not have planned the kind of introduction we got...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 7: Crossing the Davis Strait

SOI Arctic 2015 day 7: Crossing the Davis Strait

It is our seventh day of Students on Ice 2015 and we are crossing the Davis Strait sailing for Canada and the Northwest Passage. Rarely will anyone find the...

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SOI educator Jaime Koebel reflects on her journey

SOI educator Jaime Koebel reflects on her journey

Since it's already day 4 of being on the water with Student's On Ice, I'm not quite sure how or where to begin because so much has happened in the short time...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 6: Uummannaq, Greenland

SOI Arctic 2015 day 6: Uummannaq, Greenland

Today the expedition visited the picturesque northwest Greenlandic town of Uummannaq. In Greenlandic, Uummannaq means "heart-shaped" after the twin-peaked...

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