NCGE-GeoCamp Iceland

Summer Professional Development for Teachers

Explore Iceland’s Unique Geography

GeoCamp Iceland

June 27 - July 8, 2023

OVERVIEW: NCGE and GeoCamp Iceland partner to offer an exceptional professional development opportunity for educators of all levels in Iceland June 27 – July 8, 2023 (including travel days).

The GeoCamp Iceland program is a short course in geography for in-service teachers and education professionals. Iceland’s unique landscapes will be our classroom. We will explore the topics of geomorphology; natural hazards; human settlement; geopolitics; economic development; climate change; and sense of place.

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 geography within their  curriculum. 

DELIVERABLES: Participants will be expected to produce a classroom-ready resource (e.g., photo essay, lesson plan, StoryMap, content article, etc.) for dissemination through national, state and/or local outlets including the NCGE Annual Conference and/or The Geography Teacher journal. Participants are strongly encouraged to coordinate statewide dissemination activities with State Alliances for Geographic Education. Materials created by GeoCamp Iceland participants will be archived in the NCGE Resource Library for use by teachers and students all over the world. NCGE will confer certificates of completion for participants to apply toward professional development credits consistent with policies in their respective school districts. 

COST: $3,500. The program fee includes lodging, meals, tour fees, ground transportation, course materials, and honoraria for expert guides and presentations. The program cost does not include airfare or personal expenses. Upon acceptance, a $1000 deposit is due within 7 days, with the balance due on or before March 31, 2023. 

COVID-19 Policy: Due to the ongoing and changing nature of the pandemic, all participants must show proof of vaccination within 30 days of departure.

PLEASE NOTE: NCGE reserves the right to cancel GeoCamp Iceland for any reason prior to April 3, 2023. In the event of cancelation, NCGE will provide a full refund for any payment to NCGE.

Applications are due February 3, 2023, by 11:50 PM (EST).