WELCOME TO THE BRIDGE

Thank you for joining us on The Bridge of our expedition ship where you can navigate your virtual SOI journey. This logbook will be updated regularly with a number of digital events, creative materials and engaging content. We look forward to learning, listening, creating and exploring with you. There is a lot on the horizon so get ready for the shared journey ahead. Remember – one hand for the ship!

An audio message from expedition leader Geoff Green

Landing Site: Koerner Ice Cap

64°55’S, 63°53’O  |   Population: 0

While scouting for possible landing sites for the Students on Ice Antarctic 2007 expedition, Geoff Green and Dr. Roy “Fritz” Koerner found themselves on an unnamed pillow icecap in Antarctica’s Wauwerman Islands. READ or WATCH to find out why Students on Ice calls it the Koerner Ice Cap!

LEARN

Sarah Harmer Interview

Sarah Harmer Interview

SOI’s Geoff Green interviews singer, songwriter and environmental activist Sarah Harmer about her background, her work to protect the Niagara...

LISTEN

CREATE

Inuit Art with Tooma Laisa

Inuit Art with Tooma Laisa

SOI Arctic 2015 alum Tooma Laisa created this beautiful artwork, inspired by children's songs from Inuit around the Arctic. We encourage you to...

EXPLORE

Bridge

Noun/ ‘brij’ /
a: (nautical) : the forward part of a ship’s superstructure from which the ship is navigated
// come up to the Bridge, we’ve spotted Bowhead whales off Port side!
b: a time, place, or means of connection or transition
// building a bridge between cultures

What’s on Deck

In our next release we will be focusing on wellness and health! As we all know, mental health is just as important as physical health. Join us for a guided meditation, ways to connect with nature in your community and an interview with international lawyer and endurance athlete, Isabella de la Houssaye.

SOI Staff Pick

(Coming Soon!) 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. Watch here!

Alumni Making Waves

Jasveen Brar, SOI Antarctic 2014 & Arctic 2016 Alum, is dedicated to building platforms for people to voice their concerns about the environment! In her current role as a manager at Ocean Bridge, Jasveen is doing exactly that. Learn more about her work empowering youth to make a difference in ocean conservation!  

Recap & Briefing

Sonya Bell interviews Geoff Green on why Canada must become a full member of the Antarctic Treaty. Click here to read more or watch the interview!

Recipes from the Galley

Did you know?

Did you know that there are 18 different species of penguins. Most of these flightless marine birds can be found on islands in the sub Antarctic between latitudes  45° and 60° S. Only two live exclusively in Antarctica. These are the emperor and Adélie penguins. This fact may help you with our trivia night coming up on July 15th!