Students on Ice (SOI) was established in 2000 with the mandate to educate the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, to support their continued growth and to inspire initiatives that contribute to global sustainability. The SOI Foundation is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader in Polar Education. SOI’s expeditions are a transformative “first step” in a life-long journey of learning and discovery. Students on Ice has brought together an international team of scientists, historians, artists, elders, explorers, authors, educators, leaders, innovators and polar experts, whose experience and enthusiasm guide our students to develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the Polar Regions and the planet. Connecting students to the Polar Regions through cross-disciplinary and hands-on learning youth experience the Greatest Classrooms on Earth!