Community Foundation of Canada has invited Community Foundation of Northern Alberta for the first time ever to partner in sending individuals on the Students on Ice: Arctic Expedition.
Allison Richels, Development Coordinator at Community Foundation of Northern Alberta, says the expedition is a one of a kind two-week experience that brings students and community leaders together to be immersed in Canada’s North.
“Participants invited will bridge cultures, learn from experts about climate change, biodiversity, traditional Indigenous knowledge, and they’ll gain the inspiration and motivation needed to help lead us to a healthier and more sustainable future,” said Richels.
The educational program consists of about 180 people including students, local leaders, scientists and researchers doing hands-on activities, research and self-reflection while learning and discovering Canada’s North.
The Community Foundation of Northern Alberta was asked to select a student or local leader to attend the expedition.
They chose Lee Brentnell, a teacher at Grande Prairie Composite High School.
“We selected a local teacher because not only will he grow and learn from the experience and bring that back to his students, but the greater community will benefit from the learning that he shares when he returns,” said Richels.
When Brentnell gets back, he will facilitate presentations throughout the community so he can share his unique experience and the learning he had in Canada’s North with everyone.
Community Foundation of Northern Alberta will post more information about these events on their social media pages as they are planned.