"In June, I, along with 7 East Rockingham juniors and 2 of their parents, had the opportunity to participate in a World Strides trip to Iceland for 5 days. We landed in the capitol city of Reykjavik where we toured the downtown area, visiting museums, a concert hall, a bazaar, and the Port of Reykjavik.
Over the next 4 days we learned how the country uses its geothermal power to generate free electricity for all of Iceland and how this, in turn, is used to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables year round in greenhouses.
We experienced why Iceland is known as the “Land of Fire and Ice” as we explored lava fields that had colonized into pastures, hiked glaciers, visited collapsed volcanoes that are now crater lakes, and walking through Rift Valley above the Mid-Atlantic ridge, in between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Students learn about these various geologic activities and formations while they are a freshman in high school, but this trip brought about a completely new level of learning and understanding for both students, parents, and one teacher."
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