Students On Ice - 2016 Arctic Educational Expedition

What is Students on Ice?

Students on Ice is an award-winning and globally unique educational program. Since 1999, we have taken more than 2,500 students, educators, elders, scientists, artists, musicians and leaders from 52 countries around the world on educational expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic.We believe the Polar Regions are the world’s greatest classrooms. They are the cornerstones of the global ecosystem and tremendous platforms for education in history, culture, science, political, social and environmental issues. The expeditions are inspiring and life-altering for the students involved. The expeditions represent once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for youth to expand their knowledge about the circumpolar world, to gain a global perspective of the Arctic, its wonders, and its present and future challenges. One of the key goals of the pioneering project is to “pass the torch” and give the world’s youth a heightened understanding and respect for our Planet, and the inspiration, knowledge and motivation to protect it.

Eligibility Criteria - Teacher

  • Be a Malaysian citizen, and currently living in Malaysia.
  • The teacher must understand that this is an educational expedition, not a vacation experience. He/she must be committed to participate fully in all aspects of the program and assist whenever needed.
  • The teacher must be dynamic, enthusiastic, engaging, and comfortable interacting with a large and diverse group of youth.
  • Candidate must be capable of providing guidance to youth who are far from home in a foreign environment and support the SOI core staff and daily education program in a variety of roles.
  • Candidate is not expected to be an expert on the Polar Regions, nor qualified in Zodiac operation, but must demonstrate an interest in the Polar Regions.
  • Candidate must be prepared to share experience on SOI with the community before, during and after the expedition. He/she will be expected to be available for media interviews and to submit journal entries for the SOI Expedition Website and other blogs.
  • Candidate must demonstrate some or all of the following qualities: passion for learning; leadership qualities and/or potential to develop these qualities; active involvement in the community.
  • Candidates must possess a passport or be able to complete the process of obtaining a passport.
  • Submit your complete application by the deadline: 28 April, 2016.

Eligibility Criteria - Student

  • Be a Malaysian citizen, and currently living and studying in Malaysia.
  • Must be a student and at the age of 16 years old at the time of application, enrolled in a secondary institution at form 4 at the time of application. Preference will be given for science students.
  • Student must demonstrate an interest in issues relating to the Polar Regions and must understand that this is an educational expedition, not a vacation. All students must be committed to participate fully in all aspects of the mandatory education program and research activities prior to and during the expedition.
  • Student must demonstrate some or all of the following qualities: strong academic ability and/or passion for learning; ability to communicate in English both speaking and writing, leadership qualities and/or potential to develop these qualities; active involvement in the community and co-curriculum; and a desire to make a difference and act as a role model for other young people in the community.
  • Act as an ambassador for your community or educational institution and be prepared to share your experience on SOI with your community before, during and after the expedition. Students will be expected to be available for media interviews and to submit journal entries for the SOI Expedition Website and other blogs.
  • Student must submit a completed application form with a letter of reference.
  • Student must possess a passport or to start the process of obtaining a passport that is valid for six (6) months after an expedition
  • Submit your complete application by the deadline: 28 April, 2016.

Arctic Expedition - July 21 to August 5, 2016
The funding covers the expedition from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada including all accommodations, meals, associated programming materials, and also include the cost of your travel from home to Ottawa and return travel after the expedition period.

About the Funding
These funding are generously provided by the State Government of Terengganu through the understanding with the Sultan Mizan Antarctic Research Foundation. Thanks to their support, we are able to provide the opportunity for two student and one teacher from the State of Terengganu to join the 2016 Students on Ice Arctic Educational Expedition, travelling to Greenland and the Canadian Eastern Arctic, from July 21 to August 5 2016. (*Participants may need extra travel days before and after the expedition.) The applicants must demonstrate that they want to participate for the right reasons. This is not a vacation experience. It is a learning journey that requires time, energy, passion and interest, before, during, and after the expedition.

Please download here :

                                                        
Staff Application Form              |   Students Application Form              |           Poster Students On Ice 2017


Selection Process (Polar Science Camp),  12-14 May 2016 ( Universiti Malaysia Terengganu )

Send- Off Ceremony Students on Ice, Hotel Sama Sama, 20 July 2016

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SCAR 2016

 

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is an inter-disciplinary committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU). SCAR is charged with initiating, developing and coordinating high quality international scientific research in the Antarctic region, and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system. The scientific business of SCAR is conducted by its Standing Scientific Groups which represent the scientific disciplines active in Antarctic research and report to SCAR.

In addition to carrying out its primary scientific role, SCAR also provides objective and independent scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings and other organizations on issues of science and conservation affecting the management of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. In that role, SCAR has made numerous recommendations on a variety of matters, most of which have been incorporated into Antarctic Treaty instruments. Foremost amongst these have been the advice provided for the many international agreements which provide protection for the ecology and environment of the Antarctic.

SCAR meets every two years to conduct its administrative business at the SCAR Delegates Meeting. At these meetings the members of SCAR, through their appointed Delegates, are responsible for approving SCAR finances, and formulating SCAR policy and strategy. They also elect an Executive Committee from among themselves which is responsible for the day-to-day administration of SCAR through its Secretariat at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, England. The Executive Committee comprises the President, Past-President, four Vice-Presidents and the SCAR Executive Director. The SCAR Secretariat is staffed by the Executive Director, Executive Officer and an Administrative Assistant.


 SCAR 2016 - (20 - 30 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre)

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Polar ICE Challenge

What Is Polar ICE Challenge?

The Polar ICE (Innovative Community Engagement) Challenge is a project under the platform of the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI) Social Innovation Fund (MSI). It plays a crucial part in informing and influencing the public's understanding towards the science and awareness in Polar Regions (Arctic and Antarctic). The opportunities for Malaysians to travel to Polar Regions for scientific research or exploration are limited and vary each year with strong competition. MOSTI, through Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan (YPASM) as organiser and Lembaga Pembangunan Seni Visual Negara (LPSVN) as collaborator, is looking for applications from creative community to propose an Innovative Community Engagement project which includes passionately sharing the importance of Polar Regions and communicating this message to Malaysian stakeholders and communities.

Eligibility Criteria?

  • Malaysian citizen and currently living in Malaysia.
  • Must be at the age of 18 years and above at the time of application and capable to conduct moderate physical activities during the expedition with a good medical condition.
  • Winner is expected to share the experience with his/her community; must be ready for media interviews and required to submit written report with good quality photos and videos upon his/her return from the expedition.
  • Applicants must possess a valid Malaysia passport and able to leave Malaysia for 11-day expedition to Antarctica (excluding travel to and from Ushuaia, Argentina).
  • Applications must be from creative community, such as: Television and radio journalists, news crews, print journalists and photographers, freelance writers and photographers, as well as film and documentary makers.
  • Applications can be in creative forms such as: Digital media, graphic art, history, history of science, painting, illustration, scientific writing, literature, poetry, musical composition, photography, science fiction, sculpture, and web exhibition.
  • Submit the complete application and full proposal by the deadline: 25 January 2017

 Selection Criteria 

  • Demonstrate your ability to raise awareness and understanding around YPASM activities, including the science we support in Polar Regions.
  • Provide statistics to support your objectives and outreach capability. Present a novel and innovative approach to engaging the community.
  • Demonstrate examples of work focusing on arts, science or environmental topics.
  • Project must be demand driven, sustainable, low cost, quick-win, high impact and rapid.

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Students On Ice - Arctic Educational Expedition

What is Students on Ice?

Students on Ice is an award-winning and globally unique educational program. Since 1999, we have taken more than 2,500 students, educators, elders, scientists,artists, musicians and leaders from 52 countries around the world on educational expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic. We believe the Polar Regions are the world’s greatest classrooms. They are the cornerstones of the global ecosystem and tremendous platforms for education in history, culture, science, political, social and environmental issues. The expeditions are inspiring and life-altering for the students involved. The expeditions represent once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for youth to expand their knowledge about the circumpolar world, to gain a global perspective of the Arctic, its wonders, and its present and future challenges.  One of the key goals of the pioneering project is to “pass the torch” and give the world’s youth a heightened understanding and respect for our Planet, and the inspiration, knowledge and motivation to protect it.  

Eligibility Criteria - Teacher

  • Be a Malaysian citizen, and currently living in Malaysia.
  • The teacher must understand that this is an educational expedition, not a vacation experience. He/she must be committed to participate fully in all aspects of the program and assist whenever needed.
  • The teacher must be dynamic, enthusiastic, engaging, and comfortable interacting with a large and diverse group of youth.
  • Candidate must be capable of providing guidance to youth who are far from home in a foreign environment and support the SOI core staff and daily education program in a variety of roles.
  • Candidate is not expected to be an expert on the Polar Regions, nor qualified in Zodiac operation, but must demonstrate an interest in the Polar Regions.
  • Candidate must be prepared to share experience on SOI with the community before, during and after the expedition. He/she will be expected to be available for media interviews and to submit journal entries for the SOI Expedition Website and other blogs.
  • Candidate must demonstrate some or all of the following qualities: passion for learning; leadership qualities and/or potential to develop these qualities; active involvement in the community.
  • Candidates must possess a passport or be able to complete the process of obtaining a passport.

Eligibility Criteria - Student

  • Be a Malaysian citizen, and currently living and studying in Malaysia.
  • Must be a student and at the age of 16 years old at the time of application,enrolled in a secondary institution at form 4 at the time of application. Preference will be given for science students.
  • Student must demonstrate an interest in issues relating to the Polar Regions and must understand that this is an educational expedition, not a vacation. All students must be committed to participate fully in all aspects of the mandatory education program and research activities prior to and during the expedition. 
  • Student must demonstrate some or all of the following qualities: strong academic ability and/or passion for learning;ability to communicate in English both speaking and writing, leadership qualities and/or potential to develop these qualities; active involvement in the community and co-curriculum; and a desire to make a difference and act as a role model for other young people in the community.
  • Act as an ambassador for your community or educational institution and be prepared to share your experience on SOI with your community before, during and after the expedition. Students will be expected to be available for media interviews and to submit journal entries for the SOI Expedition Website and other blogs.
  • Student must submit a completed application form with a letter of reference.
  • Student must possess a passport or to start the process of obtaining a passport that is valid for six (6) months after an expedition

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ARCTIC EXPEDITION 2016


 Please download application form here :

                                                     
Staff Application Form    |  Students Application Form       |  Poster Students On Ice 2017        |      Information Letter from JPNT       

 

 

 

 

 

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