Our Youth and the Biosphere program is linked to UNESCO’s mandate in the area of education. From formal education programs delivered within schools to informal learning delivered beyond four walls for students of all ages, our educational programs have increased understanding about the places in which we live.
Fostering the relationship between our youth and this special place was the driving force between creating the Youth and the Biosphere initiative. In addition to annual scholarships delivered in partnership with Genus Capital Management, the CBT participates in projects that help young people gain greater insight into their connection to the diversity and uniqueness of Clayoquot Sound.
The CBT, in partnership with the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), would like to send one youth delegate from the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Region to take part in an Arctic expedition from August 8 – 23, 2017 with the Students on Ice Foundation.
The Students on Ice Foundation (SOI) educates the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, supports them in their continued personal and professional growth and inspires and catalyzes initiatives that contribute to global sustainability.
In their core expedition program, SOI takes youth from around the world on life changing journeys to the Polar Regions. Youth are introduced to a broad spectrum of dialogue related to these regions ranging from arts and culture, history and politics, science and sustainable development, glaciology and climate change, economy, governance and geopolitics and many other polar topics.
Learn more about SOI by visiting their website: www.studentsonice.com
The 2017 SOI 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.
Our ship-based expedition will bring together more than 100 youth from around the world with inspiring scientists, elders, educators, artists, musicians, CEO’s, dignitaries, journalists, authors and innovators. Immersed in nature and engaged in cross-disciplinary activity, students will be inspired, motivated, educated and challenged.
Each day will be filled with exploration, discovery, presentations, workshops, hands-on research, hikes, and lots of adventure! Activities will include wildlife encounters, visits to Arctic communities, as well as the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge and insight into the dynamics of climate change, traditional knowledge, scientific research, and policy and other important Arctic and global topics.
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