Watch this award-winning feature documentary made by Students on Ice in 2009 called – Imiqutailaq – Path of the Arctic Tern. The film chronicles a life-altering journey from one end of the Earth to the other, by two Inuit teens (Terry Noah and Jason Qaapiq) from Grise Fiord, Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost Arctic community, to the bottom of the world, Antarctica.

The journey was the dream of the late Dr. Fritz Koerner (1932-2008), the irreverent and legendary glaciologist whom the people of Grise Fiord named “Imiqutailaq” (Arctic Tern), after the little seabird that flies from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back each year. The documentary touches on Fritz’s 50 years of traveling pole to pole, studying the ice, and how he wanted these Inuit youth to better understand the impacts of climate change, and inspire everyone to do something about protecting the poles and the planet. 

Also check out these two youth statements:

Both statements were written by youth onboard SOI Antarctic Expeditions and appeal for greater protection of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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