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Explore Iceland’s changing landscapes and diverse environments for nine magical days!

The NCGE-GeoCamp Iceland Institute 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.

Participants will be housed in apartments at the former NATO base at Keflavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, a 30-minute drive from Reykjavik and 20 minutes from Iceland’s famous geothermal tourist attraction, the Blue Lagoon pool and spa.

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.

COST: $2,900.00, plus 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.

When making travel arrangements, participants should be prepared to start on the morning of June 30, and conclude on the evening of July 8, and should schedule flights to arrive by 6/29/21 and return departure no earlier than 7/9/21. 


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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 but not limited to, the National Conference on Geography Education 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the high level of interest, NCGE may add a second GeoCamp Iceland trip!
We will let applicants know the dates as soon as it is confirmed.

COVID-19 Policy:  As of now, NCGE and GeoCamp Iceland are planning on the pandemic coming under control and travel restrictions being lifted by June 29, 2021. If the Corona virus does not abate to an acceptable level, NCGE will cancel the expedition and refund each participant’s payment in full.