(Denmark) - Executive Director, Expedition Leader
Mille is a strong voice for Arctic education and a pioneer of adventure learning.
For 18 years she has been traveling in the circumpolar Arctic from Arctic Scandinavia to Alaska, Canada, Russia, and Greenland, every year on extensive 2-3, even 6 months dogsled expeditions -- while committing herself to education as an educator, instructional designer, writer, photographer and lecturer she established the largest adventure learning programs in the world since 2000 and still today!
As the Executive Director of GoNorth! Mille heads up GoNorth! by managing the framework in its entirety, from the design and curricula of the adventure learning environment to the execution of the program live from the field. A forerunner in her field, she was in the trenches to develop and carry it out into reality from the get-go, and is today the leader in the development and implementation of adventure learning programs.
A frequent speaker at schools around the world, Porsild has shared her enthusiasm with more than 70,000 students of all ages throughout the United States alone. In person or via the Internet she is a dynamic advocate of the use of education to instill and inspire proactive behavior. As such, in 2005 Mille was the first climate witness appointed by the World Wildlife Fund when she presented to the House of Lords in London kicking off the tremendously successful "Climate Switch" campaign for WWF. Latest, in 2009 in collaboration with UNIP-Grid and Canadian Constant Society, she brought a delegation of students from four Arctic nations to the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen to present climate change seen through their eyes to UN delegates, as well as premier a world-traveling photo exhibit at the Danish National Museum.
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