Students on Ice expedition brings the classroom to the polar regions

Posted May 26, 2021 in Articles, Media
Four participants of Students on Ice circle up.

Geoff Green is sporting a healthy tan and looking surprisingly relaxed at an early August reception at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. True, he has just come off a 14-day cruise, but this was no luxury excursion.

Mr. Green has just returned from shepherding 130 high school and university students, and roughly the same number of educators, scientists, historians, elders, artists and support staff, on an expedition to Greenland and the eastern Canadian High Arctic. It was his 35th expedition to the polar regions since he founded Students on Ice (SOI), an award-winning organization specializing in educational forays into the Arctic and Antarctic, 19 years ago.