For close to twenty years, GeoCamp Iceland has offered customized study tours for educational institutions, where the participants benefit from our personal network, background in education, contacts with Icelandic educational and research institutions within the field, and experience in receiving international study groups.
In 2023 more than two-hundred high-school, college and university students, as well as close to fifty teachers and professors, attended GeoCamp Iceland study tours in Iceland. This included participants from four colleges, three universities and two high-schools as well as national and international organizations, with a combined one-hundred days of activities in Iceland.
A key part in our development is to actively participate in educational projects dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding in natural sciences with practical and active learning. Along with receiving international study groups of secondary school, college and university students, as well as teacher groups - we develop educational content, student and teacher guides and curricula, focusing on STEM education, promotion of natural sciences, awareness of climate change and use of renewable energy.
Through these activities GeoCamp Iceland participates in regional, national and international educational projects, research development and training opportunities, 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 Iceland is lead partner in two international projects (Green Advisor and HEDA) as well as participants in seven other transnational projects.
Four international projects were completed in 2023. GeoCamp was a project partner in several applications in the year, with one new project starting in the year - the three-year Erasmus+ KA3 Project ACADIMIA.
GeoCamp Iceland is a founding member of Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark and sits on the board of the organization. We are members of both Reykjanes and Hafnarfjordur Marketing Offices.
We would like to thank all our partners in Iceland and our friends around the world for making this a memorable and fruitful year. As the vikings said:
We value your gifts and food.
But most of all, we value your friendship.
Representatives from GeoCamp Iceland participated in the conference in the "Education of Tomorrow: Shaping Employee 4.0 in the World of New Technologies", organised by the INFOTECH Foundation in cooperation with the Białystok University of Technology and GeoCamp Iceland.
The conference, which took place on 29 November 2023, was part of the two-year project "Technologies of the future in today's school", which received a 217.000 EUR support from the EEA Grant funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Among topics at the conference were discussed challenges and opportunities for future employees in Poland and Iceland in the era of automation, course development on vocational level on the "Basics of Programming", and the teaching curriculum for "Programming Secondary School".
The conference also offered an excellent opportunity for networking and exchanging knowledge and experience on the future of professional education in the digital era.
NCGE - The National Council for Geographic Education offers - in partnership with GeoCamp Iceland - a graduate-level equivalent, short course in geographic inquiry and field methods for in-service teachers and education professionals. Iceland’s extraordinary and unique landscapes will be our classroom and laboratory.
This fantastic summer institute is a graduate-level equivalent, a short course in geographic inquiry and field methods for in-service teachers and education professionals. Iceland’s extraordinary and unique landscapes will be our classroom and laboratory.
Spend nine magical days developing geographic inquiry skills in Iceland June 28 - July 7, 2024.
Application Deadline is 31 January 2024
For more information please visit: https://ncge.org/professional-development/geocamp-iceland
From NCGE - GeoCamp Iceland in 2023