iceland south east jokulsarlon view from shore early spring rth

Roger Birch

A bit about me…

I have over 30 years’ experience of teaching Geology, Geography and Environmental Science and was Head of Geology at a Sixth Form College in Sussex and an Associate Lecturer at the Universities of both Sussex and Surrey. I’ve also been a Science Advisor for West Sussex County Council where I was actively involved in teaching Science to pupils aged 11 to 13.

As a Geology teacher I took my A-level students to Iceland many times using Discover The World Education as the tour operator. Overall I’ve visited Iceland over 25 times over a period of 15 years and still holiday there just for fun.

Why I love being a Teacher Tour Leader…

As a tour guide I want to share my love and enthusiasm for the amazing Icelandic landscape with everyone. Iceland is a stunning classroom where it is possible to teach all ages of students in an exciting, breath-taking and totally unique way.

My favourite place in Iceland…

Despite the extremes of Icelandic weather my favourite activity it to teach in the open air and share with students the dynamic geology of this fascinating country. My two favourite places are the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and iceberg lagoon at Jokulsarlon. Take a look below at my favourite picture is of a massive iceberg that has tilted over revealing the layers of volcanic ash that have become embedded in the ice over centuries. Jokulsarlon encapsulates so many facets of the evolution and changing landscape of Iceland.

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