Resources

Finland

The main partners of the NEED-project in Finland are:

Contact information

Itä-Suomen yliopisto – University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus
NEED Project Finland – National Coordinator: Tuula Keinonen
tuula.keinonen(at)uef.fi



Themes: Landscape,
Countries: finland 
Attachments: documents(2) 

Oskari-Linnansaari Visitor Centre: Environmental trail

Oskari-Linnansaari Visitor Centre: Environmental trail

“Aika matka” is a 3-kilometer long environmental trail which is located in downtown Rantasalmi. It consists of nine stops and 12 fascinating stories of which five deal with geological and the rest with culture historical topics.

The stories introduce the visitor to highlights in the geological and cultural past of the region. Main geological theme is the time concept characterised by the evolution of the landscape and the water level alterations of the Saimaa basin. The culture of the region evolved around the Haapaniemi Military Academy and the related manor culture.

Themes: Elements of Geology,
Countries: finland 
Attachments: documents(1) 

Koli National Park – GIS-based Learning Module

Koli National Park – GIS-based Learning Module


The Geological Information System (GIS)-based learning assignments are designed for for the first course of geography in upper secondary school. Geological data of the Koli National Park will be examined with Google Earth.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,
Countries: finland 
Attachments: documents(1) 

Leivonmäki National Park: GIS-based Learning Module

Leivonmäki National Park: GIS-based Learning Module

The Geological Information System (GIS)-based learning assignments are designed for upper secondary schools. The assignments develop geographical thinking. The assignments for Leivonmäki National Park are closely connected with the geological nature trail called ”Luupään lenkki”. In the tasks, geological data of the Leivonmäki National Park will be examined with Google Earth. The tasks develop the learner’s processing skills, problem-solving skills and science content knowledge.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Geological Materials,
Countries: finland 
Attachments: images(3)  documents(3) 

Finnish Stone Center: Learning Module

Finnish Stone Center: Learning Module

The NEED project study module designed for the Finnish Stone Center comprises of new hands-on exercises, an exercise booklet for pupils, handbooks for teachers and guides, posters and equipment, and other related materials.

In the study module ‘Rocks around us’ pupils learn to know some rocks and minerals, they learn to understand the use of rocks and minerals, and to know Geology as a career. The module develops thinking, learning and problem‐solving skills as well as information management skills. Instruction relies on an investigative, problem‐centred approach.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,
Countries: finland 
Attachments: images(2)  documents(3) 

Koli National park: Landscape Learning Module

Koli National park: Landscape Learning Module

Activities of the learning module ”Koli Landscape” are primarily designed for two age groups: from 5th to 6th grade and 9th grade. Pupils learn about landscapes, and how landscapes form and change through geological processes and human actions. The landscape of Koli is particularly under study.