The ability to extract and use the Earth’s natural resources has enabled humans to evolve from small communities into great civilisations. By understanding how we use natural geological materials, we can learn why these resources are so important in our everyday lives.
Movie: The Burren’s Archaeology & History
Geology of the North Vatnajökull Area
This study module has been developed at Menntaskólinn á Egilsstöðum, Egilsstadir upper secondary school. The school has around 300 students, mainly from the East -Iceland area. East Iceland is mainly a rural area with a few villages, Egilsstaðir being the largest with around 2500 inhabitants. Egilsstaðir is situated in Fljótsdalshérað, the municipality in Iceland that covers the largest area, 8884 km2 with around 3700 inhabitants altogether. Menntaskólinn á Egilsstöðum is the largest upper secondary school in East – Iceland and focuses on university preparatory studies, built on four majors, one of which is natural science.
Ásbyrgi – Outdoor Teaching Course
The course is aimed at teachers working in early secondary education up to university entrance level. It may also be suitable for park wardens and others involved in public education outdoors. The course’s purpose is to introduce participants to the principles of outdoor teaching and give them practical skills in teaching elements of geology. The objective is to use experiential methods and problem solving along an environmental trail as starting points, and then tie the project to the trail as necessary.
Good and bad geology: Learning Module
The Good and Bad Geology study module is linked to the Nordland national park centres learning program in Nordland county. The study module Good and bad geology consists several numbers of activities. The visit at the centre is supposed to be a cognitive starter for the understanding of environmentally challenges in relation to different aspects of the use of geo-recourses. After the visit the schools can keep on working with issues that came up under the module. This to make sure that the learning process in this issue will continue.
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.
Burren Outdoor Education Centre: Geo-Education
The Burren Outdoor Education Centre is situated amid curved limestone hills and provides quality outdoor education experiences to people of all ages.
At the Burren Outdoor Education Centre, you can explore the unique Burren landscape at first hand, experience an array of challenging adventures, and learn about the environment…
Burren National Park: Geo-Education
At the Burren National Park, you can explore the fascinating karst environment of the Burren as you trek along the established walking routes that cross the national park.
You can also learn about all the habitats in the National Park – and appreciate the wonderful natural history that makes this part of the Burren so important to environmental and geological conservation.