“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!”
“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
“This expedition has helped expand my horizons and discover many hidden passions. Our world is a unique and delicate place and our lives are all interconnected. On this expedition I learned the true meaning of adventure, curiosity and friendship. The memories I made and the knowledge I gained from Students On Ice will stay with me as I venture into the future. ”
SOI Arctic 2014 Student Alumnus
“With programs like SOI, we have a chance at helping the world understand that the Arctic is indeed an early warning beacon and health barometer for the planet. As students andadults witness for themselves the dramatic changes during an SOI trip, they get a better appreciation of what it is we are all working hard to protect. We are counting on you to keep up the great work SOI!”
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, PhD (Hon.)
Nobel Prize Nominee
“It’s with pleasure the Makivik Corporation partners with the great work of the Students On Ice organization. I can’t think of a more rewarding way of spending time out on the land and sea and absorbing the wealth of information the adventure brings with it for our young people.”
“Students on Ice is an outstanding educational program. Just one of their shipboard expeditions to the Polar Regions equals two or three academic courses in a traditional university setting. The Arctic and Antarctic are where major changes in our global environment are first being seen. I am proud and honored to participate in this unique shipboard program.”
A global team of scientists, elders, artists, musicians, historians, and industry leaders who help to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Polar Regions through cross-disciplinary learning.