The Students on Ice is an award-winning organization offering unique educational expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic since 1999 with a mandate to provide students, educators and scientists from around the world with inspiring educational opportunities at the ends of the Earth thereby helping them foster a new understanding and respect for our planet. Having taken more than 2000 participants till date, they 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.
Phoenix has co-sponsored as part of it’s CSR initiative this year the One and Only Student selected from INDIA – Visakhapatnam – S.Prateek, to realize his dream of being a Global Youth Environmental Ambassador representing India, who is also the second Indian student selected ever by the International Expedition Committee. He will be joining another 80 odd students from all over the world for the Antarctic Youth Expedition starting from December 27th 2013 to 10th Jan. 2014.
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 Antarctic, it’s wonders, and it’s 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 it’s inspiration, knowledge and motivation to protect it.