The past year we've been fortunate to participate in an EEA funded project on implementing STEM education in Croatian schools. In November 2023 the staff of GeoCamp Iceland - along with a group of teachers from primary schools and research centers in the Reykjanes region - attended a couple of open days in our partner schools in Croatia, including a very successful event at OŠ Josipa Kozarca in the town of Lipovljani. Great recpetion and hospitality of inspiring teachers and active students. #STEM #Lipovljani
The past year GeoCamp Iceland has partnered four primary schools in Croatia as part of an EEA funded project on implementing STEM education. In November 2023 the staff of GeoCamp Iceland attended attended a successful Open Day at Vladimir Nazor Primary School in the town of Ðakovo.
The goal of the event was to introduce with the activities achieved through the project. Teachers and students, involved in the project, organised workshops as part of twelve extracurricular activities where they displayed the application and use of innovative STEM teaching methods in their school.
Great event with engaged students and inspired teachers. #STEM #Ðakovo
In October we attended a three day meeting and introduction to the implementation of STEM activities in Sibinj Primary School in Croatia under the EEA supported project Tesla’s Room - Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
The meeting and activities were attended by seven representatives from GeoCamp Iceland: Arnbjörn Ólafsson, Sigrún Svafa Ólafsdóttir, Drífa Hjördís Thorstensen (Háaleitisskóli Primary School in Reykjanesbær), Hildur Sigfúsdóttir (Heiðarskóli Primary School in Reykjanesbær), Brynja Stefánsdóttir (Stapaskóli Primary School in Reykjanesbær, Sinéad McCarron (Landakotsskóli Primary School in Reykjavík and Daníel G. Hjálmtýsson (Sudurnes Science & Learning Center).
As part of the EEA funded project on implementing STEM education in Croatian schools, a seven person delegation on behalf of GeoCamp Iceland took part in a three day meeting in the SMART - BICC Project in Budinščina, Croatia on 19 - 21 April 2023.
During the meeting we had the opportunity to attend open day and workshops presented by students. Attending the visit from GeoCamp Iceland were Arnbjörn Ólafsson, Ólafur Jón Arnbjörnsson, Sigrún Svafa Ólafsdóttir, Álfhildur Leifsdóttir (Árskóli Primary School), Nada Borosak (Álftanesskóli Primary School), Gauti Eiríksson (Álftanesskóli Primary School) and Huld Hafliðadóttir (Husavik STEM Center).
The focus of GeoCamp Iceland in the STEM projects is to participate in capacity-building activities for teachers and other educational workers in the STEM field; working on pupil’s skills strengthening in the field of STEM; and participating in information and visibility activitie with experienced experts from Iceland, including lectures and workshops of defined activities.