Global Series – STEM in Europe (Part 2)!

STEM Education is everywhere, in every corner of the world! All you have to do is look for it!

Continuing our global series, we spend the past couple of weeks searching for programs and opportunities in Iceland and Greenland. Despite having a few secluded locations, the passion to learn and make the world a better place has led the people and educators here to develop some amazing programs for students of all ages!

  • Fab Lab Iceland

The Fab Foundation is an international organization which provides access to the tools, the knowledge and the financial resources needed to educate, innovate and invent using technology and digital fabrication. The Fab Lab in Iceland is a network across 6 cities which offer programs and workshops for students to build and learn fabrication!

Learn more about the Fab Lab in Iceland –

http://fabacademy.org/archives/2015/eu/labs/reykjavik/index.html

  • Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

In the hills of Nuuk, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources engages in research and scientific development contributing in aquatic, climate and environmental preservation. In addition, the scientists and researchers develop awareness regarding climate and environmental issues within the community. Through tours and visits, they educate the students regarding these issues, their research and encourage young minds about the benefits of STEM education!

Learn more about the institute –

http://www.natur.gl/naturinstituttet/

Or information regarding scheduling tours –

http://www.natur.gl/kommunikation/medarbejdere/

  • LZone Minecraft Ocean Satellite competition

The LZone Minecraft Ocean Satellite compeition is an amazing platform to learn about building satellites, communication systems, and the environment. All this through the world the Minecraft! The goal here to build the best model of the Sentinel-3 or Jason-3 ocean-monitoring satellites, or get creative and design your own satellite and/or ocean monitoring system with buoys, automatic robots etc.

For the first category, they will provide you with 3D views of the Sentinel-3 and Jason-3 satellites, for you to recreate in Minecraft. Build one, two or both, the choice is yours! The competition is open for students aged 6-16.

For more information on how to apply. Good luck! –

http://l-zone.info/minecraft-competition-2016/

  • European Schoolnet

European Schoolnet is the network of 31 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a non-profit organization, they aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to students, teachers, researchers, and industry partners. European Schoolnet provides a large number of STEM projects ranging from coding to working alongside scientists!

Take a look at the programs they offer and see if you find something that engages your interest!

http://www.eun.org/about/projects

In addition to these, make to check out international programs which offer opportunities all across Iceland and Greenland for students of all ages! 

https://sprockethome.com/category/europe/

In the distant lands of Iceland and Greenland where wildlife thrives, our glaciers exist, and the beauty of nature is in all its glory, Science helps protect these precious natural resources. STEM programs help in contributing to this cause by educating the upcoming generation and developing skills regarding the preservation of our environment and developing ways to keeping it that way!

Image courtesy of –

National Geographic

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Expedition Trips

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Fab Lab Iceland

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Biology of the Greenland Shark

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Panoramio

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Nuuk Nature Institute

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Academic Positions

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Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

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PBS

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European Schoolnet

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Linkedln

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