Uniting Polar Interest Through Education
Learn about the extraordinary history of the Glacier and other polar exploration vessels
To preserve the heritage of the United States’ maritime exploration of the Polar Regions, provide an educational and reference source, train and educate youth
The Glacier Society is a non-profit 501-(c)3 Educational Foundation dedicated to the operation and education of the Glacier Society history and charter boats, in honor of the USS/USCGC Glacier and all who served in the exploration of the North and South Poles.
In addition to her record-breaking 39 Arctic and Antarctic deployments, the Glacier was one of only a few United States ships to serve under the colors of both the US Navy and the US Coast Guard.
Scientific Goals – Our boats are the ideal scientific/oceanographic platform on which to conduct various levels of environmental research. They are involved with today’s major polar research centers, studying oceanographic diversities and biological samples from polar waters.
Educational Goals – The Arctic Scout and Arctic Gayle will operate as a certified school ship. Hands-on training will be provided for all levels from K-12 through post-graduate.