HON195 Student Post: Aedin McDaniel, General Biology Major; Honors Minor
Career Goal: Veterinarian
Water You Doing, Puffin Your Chest Out Like That
Oh, the adventures we have had in Iceland! Today was especially interesting—but only really after 12 o’clock. Continue reading “Water You Doing, Puffin Your Chest Out Like That”
HON195 Student Post By: Hailey Janelle, Environmental Science Major; Ecology/Nature Tourism, and Honors Minor
Career Aspirations: Environmental/Adventure Educator or Park Ranger
Must-See Iceland: The Golden Circle (updated: 6/23/17)
When planning a trip to Iceland, there are a few must-see things. The Golden Circle is one of them. Starting at þingvellir national park and continuing past waterfalls and geysers, the Golden Circle, an incredible natural phenomenon, is rich in history. Continue reading “Must-See Iceland: The Golden Circle”
“Over billions of years, the landscape has evolved to create some of Iceland’s greatest natural treasures. Volcanoes, glaciers, powerful rivers, spectacular waterfalls, colorful hot springs, vast lava fields and expanses of black sand, along with pockets of vibrant, but vulnerable, vegetation are all uniquely adapted to the local conditions.
As it’s never been settled by humans, it’s eco-system is unlike anything else on the planet.
Now, this wilderness and eco-system is under threat from industry. Energy companies are lining up to build dams, hydro-electric power stations and to erect high-voltage pylons in this stunning area.”
Watch this video and consider sharing or signing the petition to show your support to keep big business out of the highlands.
Cover Photo: Erin Kane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Can’t wait for June 2017? Check out this great drone footage of some of the most popular places in Iceland!
Filmed by David Leiter (facebook.com/davleit) with a DJI Phantom 4 drone.