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Iceland

The main NEED project partners in Iceland are:

Regional and local partners:

North region:

East region:

South region:

West region:

Contact

Fræðasetur Háskóla Íslands á Hornafirði – University of Iceland
NEED Project Iceland – National Coordinator: Thorvardur Arnason
thorvarn(at)hi.is



Themes: Elements of Geology, Geological Materials, Landscape,
Countries: iceland 
Attachments: images(2)  documents(2) 

Geology of the North Vatnajökull Area

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.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Geological Materials, Landscape,
Countries: iceland 
Attachments: documents(1) 

Ásbyrgi – Outdoor Teaching Course

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.

Themes: Climate Change, Elements of Geology, Natural Hazards,
Countries: iceland 
Attachments: documents(1) 

Kópasker Earthquake Centre: Learning Module

Kópasker Earthquake Centre: Learning Module

A collaboration between the Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre of Vatnajökull  National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teacher in Öxafjarðarskóli (An elementary school in the municipality of Norðurþing)

The Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre (Gljúfrastofa) of Vatnajökull National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teachers from Öxafjarðarskóli, have made an Earthquake educational project for Elementary Schools.

The project involves a visit to both of these Centres, with the main emphasis on earthquakes and especially on the earthquake that struck Kópasker on January 13th 1976. In addition, there will be educational information about other geological phenomena in the vicinity of Kópasker and Ásbyrgi.

The project involves a one-day visit to the two Centers. The employees at the Centers will guide the students around their exhibition, inform them about earthquakes and volcanic activities and then the pupils have to solve certain tasks. Prior to and following the visit, teachers have to prepare their students for the visit and process it when back in the class room again.

Themes: Climate Change, Elements of Geology, Natural Hazards,
Countries: iceland 
Attachments: documents(1) 

Vatnajökull National Park: Learning Module

Vatnajökull National Park: Learning Module

A collaboration between the Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre of Vatnajökull  National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teacher in Öxafjarðarskóli (An elementary school in the municipality of Norðurþing).

The Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre (Gljúfrastofa) of Vatnajökull National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teachers from Öxafjarðarskóli, have made an Earthquake educational project for Elementary Schools.

The project involves a visit to both of these Centres, with the main emphasis on earthquakes and especially on the earthquake that struck Kópasker on January 13th 1976. In addition, there will be educational information about other geological phenomena in the vicinity of Kópasker and Ásbyrgi.

The project involves a one-day visit to the two Centers. The employees at the Centers will guide the students around their exhibition, inform them about earthquakes and volcanic activities and then the pupils have to solve certain tasks. Prior to and following the visit, teachers have to prepare their students for the visit and process it when back in the class room again.