[MARMAM] University Students Antarctic Expedition 2011

Sonja Heinrich sh52 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Mon Nov 8 16:39:14 PST 2010


Students on Ice Antarctic University Expedition

A few spaces are still available on the Students on Ice Antarctic University
Expedition in February 2011. This unique educational experience is open to
international undergraduate and graduate-level University students and
offers the opportunity to enrol in one of several accredited field courses
from Canadian and Scottish Universities. The students will be mentored by a
team of 25 scientists, historians, artists, explorers, educators, and polar
experts. Students will participate in both cross-disciplinary activities and
in-depth studies in their selected field course, and will develop the
knowledge, skills, perspectives and practices that will help them to pursue
their future careers. The expedition will serve as a powerful and unique
international platform to inspire, educate, create change, and raise
awareness around the world about polar science and research, the impacts of
climate change and other issues facing Antarctica. 

The Antarctic University Expedition involves travelling to southern
Argentina to board the ice-strengthened vessel for the trip south to the
Antarctic Peninsula. The vessel will serve as floating home and class room.
Expedition participants will conduct at-sea wildlife surveys during transit,
explore Antarctic coastal waters from small boats and participate in
shore-based activities (e.g. visits to wildlife colonies, research stations
and historical sites). Participation in the expedition is open to University
students with an interest in experiencing the unique Antarctic environment
and requires payment of a substantial expedition fee plus travel costs.
For further information about the expedition and how to apply see:
http://www.uantarctic.org/

or contact:
Niki Trudeau, Participant Coordinator
Students on Ice Natural Heritage Building
1740 chemin Pink
Gatineau, Québec J9J 3N7
Toll free: 1-866-336-6423
Tel: 1-819-827-3300
Fax: 1-819-827-9951
Email: apply at studentsonice.com
http://www.uantarctic.org/






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