Co-founders of Hearts in the Ice Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Falun Strom are returning to the Arctic with Flag #14. Dedicated to conservation, polar exploration, and global education, Sunniva and Hilde will spend the next year on expedition in Cambridge Bay, Canada, working with indigenous Elders and local youth to better understand the environmental and social impacts of climate change. 

To enhance the sharing of knowledge and tradition, as well as teach the next generation to care for their changing home, Hearts in the Ice will support four in-the-field survival workshops where the Elders can teach the youth how to hunt, fish, navigate, and harvest, as well as introduce several citizen science projects to educate the youth on scientific methods and procedures. Since they believe education is the most powerful tool to help our planet, Sunniva and Hilde will host school calls with other indigenous communities around Canada with the goal of connecting students to the narratives and stories of Elders across the arctic. 

Sunniva is a polar ambassador, author, and explorer, who made history in 1993 as part of the first team of women to ski to the South Pole. With over 25 years in the polar regions as historian and naturalist guide she is an advocate for protecting the Polar regions through storytelling, citizen science, youth engagement and visual inspiration. Hilde is an arctic advocate, explorer, TEDx speaker, expedition leader, author, and citizen scientist. In 2020 she and Sunniva made history as the first team of women to overwinter solo in the Norwegian Arctic. Together they founded Hearts in the Ice, which has reached 100,000 schoolkids around the world, bringing them together with invited experts on climate related themes.