I en isländsk grotta med The green program

Vi fick glädjen att få följa med studenterna på The green program en dag när de skulle besöka en grotta (Raufarholshellir som är 1350 m. lång) vilket var riktigt spännande. The green program utbildar framtidens ledare inom förnybar energi och hållbarhet och kurserna varvas med både teoretiska och praktiska moment. Alla fick varsin hjälm med pannlampa och sedan berättade guiden från South Iceland adventure hur lava forsar fram ur vulkaner och i yttersta delen stelnar och slutligen bildar ett hårt skal som blir en hålformad grotta. Längre in i grottan fanns isskulpturer och  väggarna var formade i oregelbundna mönster och täckta med ett grått hölje. Man fick gå försiktigt då det var helt mörkt, halt och stora stenar överallt som man fick klättra på. Eleverna hade tidigare även fått besöka geotermiska kraftverk, vattenkraftverk samt gå på glaciärvandring.
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Inside an Islandic cave with the Green program
We had the honor of joining the students at The green program one day when they were about to visit a cave (Raufarholshellir that is 1350 m. long) which was really exciting. The green program educates students from all over the world to become future leaders in sustainability, renewable energy and green thinking and the short-term courses are both theoretical and practical, aiming to bridge the gap between textbooks and the real world industry.

Everybody in the group got a helmet with a headlamp and then the guide from South Iceland adventure explained the process of how a cave is created. He said that lava is flowing out from the volcano and after a while the outside of the lava is cooled down and solidifies. Then the lava flows out from its the formed tube, leaving a cavern behind.

Further inside the cave there were ice sculptures and the walls were covered with a gray surface. We had to walk really careful because of big slippery rocks in the darkness.

The students had also visited a geotermic power plant and hydro plant where they talked with industry experts. Later in the course of their education they were going for a glacier walk. They had also been taking classes at Reykjavik University´s Iceland School of Energy where they learned about the science and technology behind renewable energy systems like hydroelectric, geothermal etc.

Everybody seemed to enjoy the experience and what can be better than to meet new friends, learn about sustainability and traveling in an innovative and beautiful eco friendly country like Iceland?imageDSC07876DSC07916DSC07883DSC07886DSC07897DSC07930

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