Elements of Geology, GeoNeed - Northern Environmental Education Development

By: Geoneed  05/12/2011
Keywords: landscape, environmental education, Visitor Centre

Themes: Elements of Geology, Geological Materials, Landscape,

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Movie: The Burren’s Archaeology & History

Themes: Climate Change, Elements of Geology, Landscape,

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Movie: The Burren’s Geology and Landscape

The Burren’s Geology and Landscape movie:

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,

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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.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,

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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.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape, Natural Hazards,

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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 [..]

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,

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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 [..]

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,

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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 [..]

Themes: Elements of Geology, Geological Materials, Landscape,

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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.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Geological Materials, Landscape,

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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.

Themes: Elements of Geology,

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Koli National Park – GIS-based Learning Module

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,

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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.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,

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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…

Themes: Climate Change, Elements of Geology, Natural Hazards,

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Kópasker Earthquake Centre: Learning Module

A collaboration between the Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre of Vatnajökull  National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teacher in Öxafjarðarskóli (An elementary school in the municipality of Norðurþing)

The Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre (Gljúfrastofa) of Vatnajökull National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teachers from Öxafjarðarskóli, have made an Earthquake educational project for Elementary Schools.

The project involves a visit to both of these Centres, with the main emphasis on earthquakes and especially on the earthquake that struck Kópasker on January 13th 1976. In addition, there will be educational information about other geological phenomena in the vicinity of Kópasker and Ásbyrgi.

The project involves a one-day visit to the two Centers. The employees at the Centers will guide the students around their exhibition, inform them about earthquakes and volcanic activities and then the pupils have to solve certain tasks. Prior to and following the visit, teachers have to prepare their students for the visit and process it when back in the class room again.

Themes: Climate Change, Elements of Geology, Natural Hazards,

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Vatnajökull National Park: Learning Module

A collaboration between the Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre of Vatnajökull  National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teacher in Öxafjarðarskóli (An elementary school in the municipality of Norðurþing).

The Earthquake Centre at Kópasker and the Visitor Centre (Gljúfrastofa) of Vatnajökull National Park in Ásbyrgi, with the assistance of teachers from Öxafjarðarskóli, have made an Earthquake educational project for Elementary Schools.

The project involves a visit to both of these Centres, with the main emphasis on earthquakes and especially on the earthquake that struck Kópasker on January 13th 1976. In addition, there will be educational information about other geological phenomena in the vicinity of Kópasker and Ásbyrgi.

The project involves a one-day visit to the two Centers. The employees at the Centers will guide the students around their exhibition, inform them about earthquakes and volcanic activities and then the pupils have to solve certain tasks. Prior to and following the visit, teachers have to prepare their students for the visit and process it when back in the class room again.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Geological Materials,

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Finnish Stone Center: Learning Module

The NEED project study module designed for the Finnish Stone Center comprises of new hands-on exercises, an exercise booklet for pupils, handbooks for teachers and guides, posters and equipment, and other related materials.

In the study module ‘Rocks around us’ pupils learn to know some rocks and minerals, they learn to understand the use of rocks and minerals, and to know Geology as a career. The module develops thinking, learning and problem‐solving skills as well as information management skills. Instruction relies on an investigative, problem‐centred approach.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,

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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.

Themes: Elements of Geology, Geological Materials,

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Burren Outdoor Education Centre: Geo-Education

The Burren Outdoor Education Centre is situated amid curved limestone hills and provides quality outdoor education experiences to people of all ages.

At the Burren Outdoor Education Centre, you can explore the unique Burren landscape at first hand, experience an array of challenging adventures, and learn about the environment…

Themes: Elements of Geology, Landscape,

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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.

Themes: Climate Change, Elements of Geology, Geological Materials, Landscape,

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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.

Keywords: environmental education, Geological Features, Geological Materials, Geological Survey, Geology, Google Earth, landscape, Learning Module, Visitor Centre,

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