Let’s Educate in Iceland
Science, culture, and people: Explore the uniquess of Iceland!
Iceland is a unique setting in which to learn about renewable energy and thermodynamic science, as it sits atop ever-shifting tectonic plates, is very geothermally active and the land is continually being shaped by volcanic and glacial activity. Explore the ways in which Icelanders take advantage of the island’s geothermal nature on trips to power plants and manufacturing facilities. See where two tectonic plates are gradually drifting apart on a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir, where deep fissures between the North American and European Plates are visible. Along the way you’ll see a variety of bird life, waterfalls, soaring mountains and fields steaming and bubbling with geothermal activity.
• Learn about and experience how thermodynamics and renewable power work in a country where the electrical grid is entirely powered by geothermal and hydroelectric resources. • Explore the natural wonders of Iceland’s unique geography and geology where the North American and European tectonic plates divide.