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Geoff Green – Students on Ice

Episode 50

Join Students on Ice President Geoff Green aboard the Polar Prince as he discusses his experience as an expedition leader and how he built Students on Ice to be the vital force that it is today.

  • Published Oct 18, 2022
  • Updated Oct 20
Geoff Green is the founder and executive director of Students on Ice Expeditions and is a global leader in polar education and youth engagement. (Photo: Martin Lipman/SOI)
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For our 50th episode, Explore is taking to the seas!

We join a Students on Ice expedition to the Bay of Fundy aboard the Polar Prince, on an Ocean Conservation Expedition led by RCGS Fellow and SOI President Geoff Green. 

This is a working expedition with scientists, researchers, commercial fishers, Indigenous youth, students and artists.

Over the next few episodes, we’ll ride the Bay of Fundy tides, the highest in the world, exploring the many wonders of this spectacular part of Canada’s Atlantic seaboard.

For this episode, we’re on Seal Island, a windswept mix of colourful fisherman cottages and stunted trees and rocky shores and tidal pools.

I’ll talk with Geoff Green about his decades-long journey as an expedition leader in the Arctic and Antarctica. And his experiences build up Students on Ice into a vital force that combines sea voyages along with youth, scientists, artists, academics and Indigenous people to bring greater urgency to understanding the importance healthy oceans have for life on this planet. 

For his work with SOI and ocean conservation, Geoff Green was awarded the Order of Canada in 2012. 

Many thanks to the crew of the Polar Prince, and to the staff of Students on Ice for making this voyage possible.


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