Our understanding of landscapes is important in helping us to appreciate our past interdependence and future relationships with our landscape. By understanding the features and systems of a landscape, we can make informed decisions on how to manage and conserve them.
Movie: The Burren’s Archaeology & History
Movie: The Burren’s Geology and Landscape
Farm Heritage Tours – The Burren
This educational resource is designed for members of the Clare Farm Heritage Tours Co-op. Guided Farm Tours are both educational and fun, allowing you to learn about the Burren landscape – direct from the people who live and work in the Burren.
There is simply no guide like a local guide!
The Burren Centre: Geo-Education
The Burren Centre in Kilfenora is a wonderful place to embark on a trip through the history of the Burren’s natural and cultural landscape. The exhibition – ‘A Walk through Time‘ – allows you to see many of the features of the Burren in an exciting and informative way.
Google Earth Bedrock Map of Storjord
Norwegian Geological Survey has mapped the area of Storjord with bedrock details. The map can be wieved in google earth here.
The geology of Storjord – Movie
Storjords geology has been described by Norwegian geological survey. This information has been used to make a animation movie on the extreme events that happened after the last ice age. Also it is made a brochure which covers the whole area of Storjord, and informes about the geological highlights of Storjord. Both the brochure and [...]
River processes: Learning module
This study module is related to the Nordland National Park Centre and its close surroundings. The area has many interesting Geological features and cultural monuments from earlier times. The module is aimed at understanding a Geological phenomenon in nature, river terraces, and their formation based upon using a Geo Lab installation. The valley, Saltdalen, has [...]
Hollows in the ground : Learning module
This module focuses on the first four types of hollows. It is important that the teacher lets the students explore the sites without giving out any fixed answers. The sequence of the sites in the nature trail is given to the students as GPS coordinates. They must themselves navigate to the sites. By building up [...]
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.
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.
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.
Burrenbeo Trust: Geo-Education
The Burrenbeo Trust is an environmental education and conservation charity. Burrenbeo runs the Ecobeo primary schools programme – a heritage education programme designed to raise an awareness of the Burren’s vast and varied heritage among primary school students…
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.
Cliffs of Moher: Geo-Education
At the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience you can learn about the formation of these famous cliffs; why they are of such international importance in terms of natural and geological heritage; and why the cliffs are a Special Protection Area. At the Cliffs of Moher, you can learn about the cliffs either indoors in the Atlantic Edge exhibition, or outdoors on the cliffs themselves. A Cliffs Ranger can provide information about learning activities.
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.