Wednesday, July 28, 2010

And the adventure... continues!

Well, what was supposed to be a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity, has turned into a "twice-in-a-lifetime" one. I'm heading back to the Arctic for a second turn as a Polar Educator with Students On Ice! It's another great opportunity to see some great Arctic landscapes, learn and witness all about the effects of climate change on this pristine land, and most of all to meet some fascinating and engaging scientists, fellow educators and students from all across the world!

I'll try and update this one more time before I head off to Ottawa to join the expedition team, but in the meantime I encourage anyone reading this to check out the SOI Arctic 2010 website at to learn more about the program, the itinerary, and most of all, the TEAM! I can tell you one person I am especially excited to meet - Peter Mansbridge, national anchor for CBC TV. He'll be on board with his son Willie - and the journalist in me couldn't be more excited.

Also, take the time to read my blog from LAST year's expedition. I expect that my impressions and experiences will have changed since then, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.

Thanks for following!
Mike Jensen
Science Educator, The Manitoba Museum