Geoff Green, Canadian adventurer, environmentalist and educator, Executive Director of Students on Ice Expeditions
To the Ends of the Earth: Education and Adventure in the Polar Region
October 23, 2008
Canadian adventurer, environmentalist and educator Geoff Green has been leading expeditions and adventures from pole to pole for the past fifteen years. Many notable organizations such as the Discovery Channel, World Wildlife Fund, National Audubon Society and the Smithsonian Institution enlist Geoff to lead their groups into the world's most remote and exciting regions. As expedition leader, Geoff is a veteran of 75 Antarctic expeditions and 30 Arctic expeditions.
In 2005, he received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. Congress for his work with youth and the environment. He was also voted one of Canada's "Top 40 under 40" - an annual national prize event saluting Canada's top young leaders.
Geoff is the founder and Executive Director of Students on Ice Expeditions, an award-winning educational organization based in Gatineau, Québec. The program - now in its eighth year - has taken over 700 students, teachers and scientists from around the world on expeditions to both the Arctic and the Antarctic. The goal of this unique project is to give the world's youth a heightened understanding and respect for the planet's global ecosystem, and the inspiration to protect it. To read Geoff's full biography, visit www.studentsonice.com.