Environment

Kathrine Potapov, Julia Richardson, Denise Lee, Vicky Xu, Madeline Toupin

Photos courtesy of Martin Lipman and Lee Narraway

Linda Kristansen & Julia Richardson (Leacross recipient)

Katherine Potapov

Leacross Foundation - Thank You ReportJoin Students on Ice for the 2016 Arctic Expedition to explore the eastern Canadian Arctic and western Greenland July 21 – August 5, 2016. Apply by March 11, 2016!

Guided by a team of scientists, elders, artists and educators, you will develop a deeper connection to the land, culture and people of the Arctic as you engage in hands-on research, listen to elders, visit remote Arctic communities, observe wildlife, and bridge cultures and understanding with youth from around the world.

Join us and learn first hand about the impacts of climate change, the importance of ocean conservation, and other important topics, grounded in an understanding and appreciation for the people who call the Arctic home.

Scholarships are available! Click here for the link

The 15th annual Students on Ice Arctic Expedition will be a profound hands-on experience for youth to expand their knowledge of the changing circumpolar world, foster a new understanding and respect for the planet, and gain the inspiration and motivation needed to help lead us to a healthy and sustainable future.

The 2015 Arctic Expedition begins this year in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. After a few days of pre-expedition activities, we fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to board our expedition vessel and set sail. En route, we will explore the communities, coasts, fiords, bays, and islands of the western coast of Greenland, Sirmilik National Park, and the Canadian High Arctic. Our expedition will end in Resolute Bay, where we will board our charter flights back to Ottawa.

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Leacross Foundation Scholarships – For young women from across Canada who are currently enrolled in high school. These scholarships are generously provided by our partner, R. Bern and the Leacross Foundation.  Apply here!