Eiderdown & other strange things – free summer workshop

10:00 - 13:00


Free summer workshop for 7 – 10 years old

The theme of this year’s Nordic House summer course is inspired by the house’s current exhibition entitled: Experiment – Eider & Farmer. The exhibition is interdisciplinary and deals with the coexistence of eider ducks and humans.

The children learn about this important bird as well the methods of using creative thinking while mixing design, art and nature perspectives. At the outdoor area of the Nordic House there is a bird sanctuary, where children will learn about birds during field trips and further the knowledge with drawing exercises. Specialists from the Reykjavík Botanical Gardens have prepared a special Organism search game based on the outdoor area. Through the organism search, the children learn about bird life, plants and the wetland in Vatnsmýri outdoor area. Participants also get to know the greenhouse of the Nordic House, where herbs and Icelandic vegetables are grown this summer.

The concept of composting will be introduced in connection with the cycle of nature. The children’s library is responsible for the interactive children’s exhibition Life in space and children will learn about planets, The Space Race and the importance of nature on earth- through reading, play and crafts.

The course can therefore expect a diverse use of materials and an unconventional approach to the subjects.

Students are asked to bring a packed lunch daily and clothing suitable for Icelandic summer weather.

Please register individuals by sending your name, ID number (kennitala) and telephone number to the e-mail address: hrafnhildur@nordichouse.is.

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