1000’s of Students Connected Globally


Hearts In The Ice 2021-2022


What Can Our Younger Generations do to Help Stop

Climate Change?



Youth movements and youth activism around Climate Change is on the rise, and Hearts in the Ice applauds all youth that engage in the conversation. “You are the leaders of today. We need your participation, and we need to hear your voices!”

Hearts In The Ice – Connecting Classrooms Globally!



Join Hilde and Sunniva at 78° north, a monthly expert, and seven classrooms from around the world in dialogue about themes and issues that concern us all.

  Educators want to bring meaningful, experiential learning into their classrooms, and they are constantly seeking resources that can help them facilitate these experiences for their students. The issues can be that it might involve expensive technology, they don’t always engage the students, or the resources often aren’t relevant or lacking variety around current issues.

  Scientists – like the many partners through Hearts in the Ice and Explorers like Sunniva and Hilde – are incredible educators; their passion for their subject matter is unmatched and can’t help but draw students in. They’re at the frontline of pressing global issues and can share powerful firsthand stories and experiences with students. They understand the importance of connecting with the current generation and sharing their work.

  Bridging the gap between the Educators, Scientists and Explorers is Exploring by the Seat of your Pants. The collective goal is to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation live into classrooms across North & SouthAmerica, Europe and Asia introducing students to challenging climate change issues, exciting places like the Arctic and strong role models like Sunniva and Hilde.

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is a federally registered non-profit in Canada and 501c3 tax-exempt organization in the United States and every single video call is free for all educators and citizens alike.

“Every scientist and explorer we have hosted can remember when their passion for their chosen pursuit was ignited. It may have been meeting someone, an inspirational educator, seeing a documentary or reading a book. It’s these tiny ‘aha’ moments we’re striving to spark in classrooms everywhere” – Joe Grabowski, Founder EBTSOYP

Students greeting Hilde and Sunniva

in a Video Chat

Here is how it works for the year 2020-2021



   Up to 8 classrooms from different locations can join live on camera in a Zoom call and interact directly with the monthly expert while Sunniva and Hilde call in via satellite from Bamsebu.

  All of the events stream live to EBTSOYP YouTube channel, with any number of classrooms being able to tune in to the live stream and interact through the chat bar. The events are recorded to YouTube, adding to a library of over a thousand events that can be utilized at anytime by educators and students.

  Hearts in the Ice and their sponsors / partners have joined forces to share rich, relevant content on a variety of pressing topics that all fall under the umbrella of Climate Change.

New for 2020-2021

Story Maps!



   We’ll be using ESRI Story Maps to create interactive resources around the theme of each month. These will include exciting maps, links, curriculum and media that classrooms can access to supplement the live experiences.  

Hearts In The Ice 2020-2021

Education Themes


  You can also see the complete list of Events and Partners on the Hearts In The Ice page at the EBTSOYP site.

  November 2020 – Weather & Technology / Presented by MARLINK  /  See Weather Story Map

  December 2020 – Polar Bears / Presented by CANADA GOOSE / See Polar Bears Story Map

  January 2021 – Mental & Physical Health / Presented by DeWALT / See Mental & Physical Health Story Map

  February 2021 – Global Women in Science / Presented by Legacy Partner BRP / See Global Women in Science Story Map

  March 2021 – Power of CommunityPresented by HYUNDAI / See Power of Community and Wildlife in the Polar Regions Story Map

  April 2021 – Climate Change / Presented by TELUS / See Climate Change Story Map

  May 2021 – BioDiversity & Sustainability / Presented by CITRIX / See BioDiversity Story Map

  Three ways your classroom can join the adventure!  

  Grab a camera spot so your class can appear on screen and interact with Hilde/Sunniva and our monthly expert. There is no designated age for the calls though grade 5 and up are encouraged. All classrooms are welcome to join. Sign up here!

  Tune in live! Any number of classrooms can watch the events live on YouTube and even send in some questions using the chat side bar. All Live events can be found on the EBTSOYP YouTube Channel.

  Watch and share our previous events! All are available here and below.

Hearts In The Ice

Previous Video Chats




January 2020 – Weather 2  (English) 

January 2020 – Weather 1 (English)

December 2019 – Technology 2 (English)

December 2019 – Technology 1 (English)

November 2019 – Polar Bears (English)

November 2019 – Polar Bears (Norwegian)

October 2019 – Climate Change #2  (English)

November 2019 – Climate Change #1  (English)

October 2019 – Ocean Plastic  (English)

April 2019 – Pre-Expedition Video Call  (English)

This Chief Seattle quote

will forever be our collective truth

“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints. Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”

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