Sedna Sea Women To Join Adventure Canada’s Arctic Safari 2018
Adventure Canada is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the Sedna Epic Expedition, an international team of women-ocean explorers, scientists, artists, educators and scuba diving professionals-whose mandate is to scout, document, and record disappearing sea ice in the Arctic.
Team Sedna will mount a snorkel and dive expedition aboard the Ocean Endeavour, from August 6-17, 2018 during the Arctic Safari expedition to Nunavut and western Greenland.
Sedna’s ocean outreach program targeting Inuit youth and Elders will take place in Qausuittuq (Resolute) and Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) where Team Sedna’s sea women will use mobile aquariums, run underwater robot-building classes, and lead snorkel safaris, bringing the ocean to eye level for Inuit communities and Adventure Canada travellers. Advance planning will engage community members in Sedna’s ocean outreach and mentorship programs designed to empower Inuit girls and young women.
“Adventure Canada is thrilled to partner with Team Sedna, providing opportunities for girls and young women in the Arctic to have meaningful, hands-on experiences with science and technology,” says Cedar Swan, Adventure Canada CEO. “Our aim is to develop these leaders so that generations to come have strong, successful, female role models and are empowered to combat societal change, ocean change, and climate change in their communities.”
The dive and snorkel operations will be managed by award-winning Ocean Quest Adventures, a Newfoundland-based partner of the Sedna Epic since 2014. For twenty years, Ocean Quest has been an industry leader in cold water diving and snorkeling, offering scuba training, charters, and adventure expeditions, while sharing their passion for marine life, culture, heritage, and adventure.