EXPLORE ICELAND'S CHANGING LANDSCAPES AND DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS FOR TEN MAGICAL DAYS. GEOCAMP ICELAND IS THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
WHEN: July 8-17, 2017
COST: $2,500.00 plus airfare*
WHO: The GeoCamp Iceland Institute is a graduate level equivalent short course in geographic inquiry and field methods for up to twenty-five (25) in-service teachers and college/university professors who conduct professional development activities for teachers. Educators who teach any of the Social Studies, Earth or Environmental Sciences, or any subject where the applicant can make an explicit connection to the National Geography Standards within his/her course curriculum.
WHAT: Iceland’s extraordinary and unique landscapes will be the classroom and laboratory. The course will draw content from several important geographic themes including natural hazards and disaster prevention; human settlement and environmental adaptation; changing geopolitical spheres of influence; sense of place; and global environmental change. Icelandic field leaders will be our guides. We will learn directly from Iceland’s renewable energy experts, visit a fishing vessel and fish processing plant, observe active volcanoes and walk upon receding glaciers and in rift valleys. Led by local guides we will explore historic sites and enjoy Icelandic foods. Participants will be housed in apartments at the former U.S. Naval installation at Keflavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, a thirty-minute drive from Reykjavik and 20 minutes from Iceland’s famous geothermal tourist attraction, the Blue Lagoon pool and spa. Fee includes lodging, meals, ground transportation, course materials, and honoraria for expert guides and presentations. Participants will want to budget extra for incidentals and souvenirs.
HOW: Applications should be returned by January 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by January 25, 2017. Cross-disciplinary collaboration will be encouraged and applications from teams of teachers in the same school or school district are welcome. Participants will begin course readings and assignments in March 2017 in preparation for the fieldwork in Iceland. Some material may be presented through 1-2 live webinars. Travel arrangements will be made at this time.