Happy World Oceans Day! 🌊
Happy World Oceans Day! 🌊

Happy World Oceans Day!

Today, and all week, we are joining the millions of people around our planet celebrating and honouring the ocean. It is a time to learn about the impact we have on the ocean and how the ocean impacts us and our planet. Join us in exploring the new National Marine Conservation Area - Tallurutiup Imanga; listen to an interview with Sarah Harmer and a song inspired by this region; watch a powerful call to action by youth in the “Two Breaths” video; enjoy a live concert with Ian Tamblyn. and much more on The Bridge!
Live Concert & Interview with Ian Tamlyn and Alumni!
Ian Tamblyn is a Juno award winning singer/songwriter who has led songwriting workshops for youth on SOI’s expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic since 2011. Join us on June 18th at 7pm EST for a live interview with Ian and learn about his background; hear his tips for budding musicians; and enjoy live performances by Ian and SOI alumni Jesse Byrne and Kathy Snowball! Get Reminder
SOI Arctic 2015 alum Tooma Laisa created this beautiful artwork, inspired by children's songs from Inuit around the Arctic. We encourage you to print these off, colour them and tag us on social media with your creations!
This week explore Tallurutiup Imanga, the National Marine Conservation Area in the northeastern region of Nunavut, at the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage. Rich in biodiversity, this area has been a home to Inuit since time immemorial. In 2019, Tallurutiup Imanga was designated a National Marine Conservation Area.
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SOI’s Geoff Green interviews singer, songwriter and environmental activist Sarah Harmer about her background, her work to protect the Niagara Escarpment, her song “Lancaster Sound” inspired by her experience on SOI’s 2015 Arctic Expedition, and more! Learn More.

What's on Deck!

Watch this space to see what’s on deck for the next release of The Bridge on June 22nd. Highlights include a LIVE throat singing workshop with SOI staff and alum Lynda Brown and her singing partner Heidi Langille; an SOI crossword puzzle; exploring sites and communities we've visited on expedition; how alumni are making an impact today; and much more!

SOI Staff Pick: Two Breaths

"For every two breaths you take, one comes from the ocean.”
Youth voices are louder than ever and it’s time to listen. On the Students on Ice Arctic 2019 expedition,130 youth from around the world were brought together on a life-changing journey to learn about the past, present and future of the Arctic. They have one message they want you to hear: Do Better. Watch here.

Alumni Making Waves

Fascinated by the interplay between human activities and the environmental condition, Denise Lee, is a champion of endangered species, the beautiful North, and clean energy policies. Driven by her love of marine mammals, Denise is a founding member of the Porpoise Conservation Society, an organization with international reach that aims to protect porpoises and their habitats through research and education. Learn more.

Did you know?

The ocean covers 70% of the planet and also produces more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe. However, climate change is threatening the health of the ocean and our planet.  June 8th marks the 25th anniversary of World Oceans Day, an annual celebration of our oceans and an opportunity to better understand this incredible underwater world, its importance and opportunities to protect it. Learn more
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