Students on Ice has launched the website for the upcoming SOI Antarctic Youth Expedition 2010!
The expedition is one of the most exciting and important contributions to the International Year of Youth and the International Year of Biodiversity. Building on the legacy of the International Polar Year in advance of the IPY 2012 Conference From Knowledge to Action, it is one of the most comprehensive youth expeditions ever undertaken to the Antarctic!
The ship-based journey will explore southern South America, the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding Southern Ocean. It will involve 55 students, aged 14-20, as well as an international team of staff, consisting of 30 scientists, historians, artists, explorers, authors, educators, leaders, innovators and polar experts. The expedition will include northern aboriginal youth, as well as participants from Argentina, Australia, China, France, Germany, Guyana, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Palestine, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and every region of Canada.
Follow the expeditioners as they journey here: www.studentsonice.com/antarctic2010
While on the expedition, participants will encounter wildlife, including whales, seals, penguins and other seabirds; visit scientific research stations; learn about the effects of climate change on Antarctic and global ecosystems; consider scientific and other knowledge system perspectives; and participate in interdisciplinary ‘hands-on’ educational and research activities.