For 20 years, the Students on Ice Foundation has led ocean-based expeditions to the Polar Regions—fostering in youth the confidence and capacity to engage as active citizens with complex issues such as ocean conservation and climate change.
Ocean Conservation Video Series
The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation is proud to collaborate with Environment and Climate Change Canada and other national education partners (Ocean Wise, WE, Ocean School, Sea Smart) on the Ocean Plastics Education Kit. Explore the following videos and inquiry guides to learn more. Also be sure to check out: PlasticsEdKit.ocean.org
During the Canada C3 expedition, the science team studied the impacts of plastic debris on the ocean. They collected sediments in intertidal zones, and analyzed them to detect microplastics -a serious threat to marine mammals. Leg 12 scientist Rhiannon Moore discusses some findings in Nome, Alaska.
We were so glad to have Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientist Kristi Miller-Saunders on board for Leg 4 of our journey as we traveled from Charlottetown to St. John’s. Kristi is the lead scientist on a pan-Canadian environmental DNA study, which has never been done before!
Without the ocean, there would be no life on earth. We have the ocean to thank for our ability to breathe, eat, and grow. Ocean Frontier Institute Scientist Boris Worm teaches participants in Sam Ford Fjord, Nunavut, about the importance of the ocean in our lives and the need to protect it.
Ocean scientist Lyne Morissette created a 90-second Marine Litter Challenge. Armed with ziploc bags able to hold 2 litres of water, she collected water and sand samples in many of the coastal communities that Canada C3 visited to determine how much marine litter she could collect in 90 seconds.
Other Canada C3 Ocean Education Resources
Learn more about the ocean, and ocean conservation and science, through classroom ready learning activities and video recorded live learning events that took place during the Canada C3 expedition.