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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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SOI Arctic 2015 day 5: Illulisat, Greenland

SOI Arctic 2015 day 5: Illulisat, Greenland

Hello from Illulisat, Greenland! We arrived to Disko Bay early this morning to blue skies, sunshine, calm seas and icebergs!! Throughout the morning we...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 4: Itilleq and Sisimiut, Greenland

SOI Arctic 2015 day 4: Itilleq and Sisimiut, Greenland

The expedition is off to a great start! After leaving Kangerlussuaq last night, we sailed down the beautiful Sondrestrom Fjord and enjoyed some down time after...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 3: Kangerlussuaq here we come!

SOI Arctic 2015 day 3: Kangerlussuaq here we come!

Expedition leader update! Can You Believe it, we are in Greenland!  We are here and finally Students on Ice 2015 expedition is underway and we are moving...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 2: Exploring Ottawa!

SOI Arctic 2015 day 2: Exploring Ottawa!

Expedition update! The majority of students had their first full day in Ottawa! Jam-packed with activities ranging from a scavenger-hunt on Parliament...

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SOI Arctic 2015 day 1: Students arrive in Ottawa!

SOI Arctic 2015 day 1: Students arrive in Ottawa!

Expedition leader update! After many months of planning and hard work, our expedition has finally started! It was a beautiful sunny day here in...

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