Icelandic Center of STEM Education
GeoSchool centers around STEM development in Iceland with primary focus on developing educational material as well as participation in international development projects. We are an educational project dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding in natural sciences with practical and active learning.
We develop educational content, student and teacher guides and curricula, organize and receive international study groups of secondary school, college and university students, as well as teacher groups focusing primarily on STEM education including geology, geography, natural sciences, climate change and renewable energy. A big part of GeoSchool´s activities is concentrated on incorporating digital skills and readiness in STEM related learning activities on all educational levels - from primary school to adult and continous education.
Furthermore GeoSchool - GeoCamp Iceland participates in regional, national and international educational projects, research development and training oportunities, with primary focus on developing teacher and student curricula as well as producing training material for outdoor science education and STEM related training activities.
GeoCamp has participated in both national and international development projects, within NATA - North Atlantic Tourism Association, Erasmus+ and EEA. We are open to any form for cooperation and international educational projects.
For more information please contact Arnbjorn Olafsson, Managing Director.
Current Development Projects
GEOCAMP - supporting geology teaching towards active citizenship
The project is funded by the EEA and Norway Grants scheme. It will bring new innovative teaching programmes and methods in the field of the sciences and geology. Above all, we will integrate an interdisciplinary approach and methods of locally-based teaching into the educational framework, thus promoting active citizenship and environmental responsibility. We respond to the very current challenge of equipping future educators not only with specific knowledge of biology and geology, but also with the ability to explain current phenomena such as climate change or drought in their entire environmental context. Only in this way can the teachers prepare their pupils for the challenges of the future and support their competence to take personal responsibility and act in the interests of environmental protection.
Science Camps in Iceland
GeoSchool - GeoCamp Iceland has been working on the development of a science camp in Reykjanes intended for interested primary and secondary school students, funded by the Icelandic government. The project - which is done in cooperation with Sudurnes Research and Learning Center - is extensive and meant to be as a support and platform for teachers as well as reaching out to students that show a great deal of interest in science. It also provides a link into Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark's objectives to connect nature, science, and people sense of pride to sustain and create in their local area. The development project is a collaborative project between GeoCamp Iceland, Sudurnes Research and Learning Center, Sudurnes Comprehensive College, Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark and Keilir Academy.