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Students on Ice turns 20

Chelsea founder’s polar voyages born out of serendipity


Just as the world, which Students on Ice takes youth out into, has changed, so too has the foundation since its first voyage two decades ago.


Chelsea resident and Students on Ice Foundation founder, president and expedition leader Geoff Green near Itilleq, Greenland during a 2018 Arctic expedition. Martin Lipman photo, courtesy Students on Ice
Chelsea resident and Students on Ice Foundation founder, president and expedition leader Geoff Green near Itilleq, Greenland during a 2018 Arctic expedition. Martin Lipman photo, courtesy Students on Ice

The organization, founded by Chelsea resident and foundation president Geoff Green, celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Though it had to cancel its 2020 summer expedition due to COVID-19, which would have marked the milestone, and the planned upcoming expedition in March 2021, the foundation still has much to celebrate and ways to celebrate during the pandemic with virtual events and coming programs.