NCGE-GeoCamp Iceland

Summer Professional Development for Teachers

Explore Iceland’s Changing Landscapes and Diverse Environments

Spend nine magical days developing geographic inquiry skills in Iceland.

June 28 - July 8, 2022
(includes travel days)

The NCGE-GeoCamp Iceland is 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. 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 local guides. We will learn directly from Iceland’s renewable energy experts, sail on a fishing vessel, visit active volcanoes and walk upon receding glaciers and in rift valleys. Working alongside local teachers we will explore historic sites and enjoy Icelandic foods. 

WHO CAN ATTEND: Up to twenty-five (25) U.S. K-12 educators or higher education faculty 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. 

DELIVERABLES: Participant CEU credits are available. Participants will be expected to produce classroom resource materials and lessons for dissemination through national, state and/or local outlets including the NCGE Annual Conference and The Geography Teacher journal. Participants are strongly encouraged to coordinate statewide dissemination activities with State Alliances for Geographic Education. Materials produced in this institute will be submitted to the GeoCamp Iceland database for use by teachers and students from all over the world. NCGE will confer certificates of completion for participants to apply toward professional recertification credits consistent with policies in their respective school districts. 

COST: The summer 2022 program cost is $3,100 per person and does not including airfare. Fee includes lodging, meals, tour fees, ground transportation, course materials, and honoraria for expert guides and presentations. Participants will want to budget extra for incidentals and souvenirs.

COVID-19 Policy: Due to the ongoing and changing nature of the pandemic, all participants must be fully vaccinated by the departure date. Although there is not currently an indication that COVID-19 restrictions will prevent us from holding this year’s expedition, we are continuing to monitor the situation.  In the event that this changes and we are required to cancel, a full refund will be given. 

Applications are now closed.

Congratulations on being selected to join us for this year’s GeoCamp Iceland Experiential Trip.  In order to finalize and secure your spot, your final payment must be received on or before May 1, 2022.