Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature
Students on Ice 2015 Arctic Expedition

Students on Ice 2015 Arctic Expedition

August 06, 2015 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Welcome Home Event for Students on Ice 2015 Arctic Expedition

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 6, 2015) -

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What: A celebration marking the return of participants for the 2015 Students on Ice (SOI) Arctic Expedition. More than 100 students from Canada and 17 other countries visited Canada's High Arctic and Greenland by ship from July 29 to August 9. Students on Ice is an award-winning organization that brings high school and university students on educational expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica.
When: Monday, August 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (remarks and presentations followed by interview opportunities).
Where: Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street (at Metcalfe), Ottawa
Who: The team - which includes 8 local Ottawa/Gatineau students, as well as 40 northern aboriginal students from Canada and Greenland - were joined by scientists (two from the Canadian Museum of Nature), historians, artists, Inuit leaders, educators, and polar experts, as well as Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer. They learned about the natural history, human history and environmental challenges and opportunities of these Arctic regions.
Highlights include: sightings of iconic Arctic wildlife including polar bears, humpback whales, fin whales, and thick billed murres; hikes through Sirmilik National Park; traditional celebrations with Parks Canada and Inuit elders; explorations of spectacular glaciers and steep fjords; visits to communities along the western coast of Greenland; knowledge sharing across cultures and generations between the Elders of Pond Inlet, the northern Aboriginal youth on expedition and youth from around the world; and traditional Inuit kayak building and paddling by youth in the Northwest Passage.
The Welcome Home event includes presentations of videos and photos from the expedition and the opportunity to hear stories and interview students who participated on the journey.
Remarks by:
• Margaret Beckel, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature
• Geoff Green, Expedition Leader and Founder of Students on Ice
• Students and experts who participated in the expedition

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