COMPANY DIRECTOR PROFILE:


STEVEN WRIGHT BSc.
I am a Geologist and graduated from the University of Derby in 1993 with a degree in Geology & Geography. I then worked in Oil Industry as a logging Geologist on offshore rigs and platforms mostly in North Sea. Also exciting work in AUSTRALIAS Outback on a land rig site, offshore Republic of Congo, AFRICA and the FALKLAND ISLANDS. I love the great outdoors and have hiked /climbed most fells, hills & most of the high mountains here in Britain. I have also hiked/climbed in Iceland, with some volcanoes climbed; Sweden; Norway; France; Italy, including several volcanoes; South Spain and Switzerlands High Alps.
I also experienced close up, the 2010 lava eruption from Icelands volcano Eyjafjallajö
kull. I now develop and present my own amazing workshops with my own spectacular and wonderful resources of rocks with many from various parts of Britain and also from countries I have travelled in. There are also working 'erupting' volcano models hand made by myself that are very realistic and my other models relating to the earths structure, mountains and also glaciers. Workshops are for school classes with over 1000 schools visited not including return visits.
They are also for public science events and relevant visitor centres.All of my workshops relate to Geology and Physical Geography, linked to many science, geography and even several history topics. All workshops on offer are listed on ''Workshop Details' and 'Earth Science Venues/Events' page.



I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AT YOUR SCHOOL AND VENUE SOON

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

 UPDATED 16th NOVEMBER 2018

AMAZING GEOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCE

WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

'INTERACT WITH THE EARTH'

EDUCATIONAL HANDS ON SCIENTIFIC & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES.

SPECTACULAR DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

ROCKS. FOSSILS. VOLCANOES. PLATE TECTONICS. MOUNTAINS. OTHER LANDFORMS. GLACIERS. SPACE ROCKS.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, JUST ASK WHO I HAVE VISITED.
ABSOLUTELY NOT TO BE MISSED.

1000+ SCHOOLS VISITED

Wonderful ROCKS and FOSSILS samples.

Spectacular VOLCANO MODELS made by Steven that erupt lava and ash very realistically.

Unique: My Lava eruption experience in Iceland 2010
My own film clips/photos. Plus the lava and ash.

 

PRESENTED AT 6 SCIENCE EVENTS Including-
TECHFEST PUBLIC EVENT ABERDEEN SCOTLAND
2010, 2011, 2013 AND 2014.

 

DETAILS OF WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS IN FOLLOWING:
'SCHOOL WORKSHOP DETAILS' PAGE 'EARTH SCIENCE VENUES/EVENTS' PAGE.


LIST OF ALL MY VISITS & SOME FEEDBACK IN FOLLOWING: 'SCHOOLS VISITED' PAGE 'EARTH SCIENCE VENUES/EVENTS' PAGE

 


COMPANY FOUNDED:
2002 IN ABERDEEN SCOTLAND NOW LOCATED IN CUMBRIA.

 

COMPANY AIMS:  Presenting wonderful very 'hands on' Geology & Earth Science workshops with high quality resources to school classes. They will inspire both scientific & creative thinking. Workshops are various, flexible and have very relevant content with many activities linking to various curriculum topics. Science, Geography and even a few History topics are covered. They aim to achieve the curriculum outcomes. New workshops can be developed that link to curriculum changes.

Also- Presenting high quality workshops and presentations structured for the public.
 

COMPANY NAME: Originates from Celtic and the 'Eld' from Icelandic. If 'Eld' is used in a context as a prefix in a word it means fire, volcano or eruption of. The exact meaning depends on rest of word. CELELD ROCKS context is Eldfell, this means Fire Mountain therefore Volcano.

 

CELELD ROCKS, ROCKS:
Steven has collected Rocks and some Fossils & Minerals since he was very young. Steven has many wonderful samples of all types & many kinds mostly from walks & climbs along Coasts, River banks, Fells, Hills and Mountains throughout Britain. Steven has climbed most of Britains high Mountains and most of Britains extinct volcanoes.
The British Isles are globally renowned for having the largest variety of Rocks, Structures and Landforms for its size in comparison to anywhere on Earth.
Some Rocks have been collected from other parts of the World especially from climbs/hikes to active & dormant Volcanoes in Iceland, Italy and France. Also from hikes/climbs in Sweden, Norway and to the summits of several of the highest Alpine peaks in Switzerland.
Steven has climbed on Glaciers in the higher peaks of Europes Alps including the longest in Europe and some in Iceland.


STEVENS SPECIALISMS: IGNEOUS ROCKS. VOLCANOES. METAMORPHIC ROCKS. GLACIERS & GLACIATION.


 

ICELAND CONNECTION: 
STEVEN FIRST CLIMBED IN 2002 THE FAMOUS ELDFELL VOLCANO ON THE ISLAND OF HEIMAEY ICELAND, AN ERUPTION FROM A FISSURE IN JANUARY 1973 NEARLY DESTROYED THE TOWN BUT IT SURVIVED AND NOW THRIVES. THIS VOLCANO IS IN THE MIDDLE PHOTO AT TOP OF PAGE.
STEVEN ALSO EXPERIENCED THE ICELAND 2010 LAVA ERUPTION 'VERY CLOSE UP' FROM THE EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL VOLCANO WHICH THEN CONSEQUENTLY EXPLODED MUCH ASH GROUNDING 100,000 FLIGHTS ACROSS EUROPE. THE ASH EVEN REACHED CENTRAL RUSSIA AND NORTH AFRICA. STEVEN THEN CLIMBED THE VOLCANO TO SUMMIT CRATER IN JULY 2013. OTHER ICELANDIC VOLCANOES CLIMBED INCLUDE THE FAMOUS SNĘFELLSJÖKULL (JULES VERNES JOURNEY TO CENTRE OF EARTH), HEKLA, ASKJA AND IN AUGUST 2015 ICELANDS HIGHEST VOLCANO AND PEAK ON THE ÖRĘFAJÖKULL. THIS IS PART OF EUROPES LARGEST ICE SHEET VATNAJÖKULL. IN 2015 THE NEW LAVA FLOWS FROM 2014-2015 ERUPTION OF BĮRŠARBUNGA WERE VISITED.
2017: LAKI CRATERS EXPLORED FROM THE 1783-1784 ERUPTION. RETURN TO VATNAJöKULL TO STUDY THE GLACIAL RETREAT. RETURN VIA CLIMB UP FROM SKóGAR TO NEW VOLCANOES MAGNķ & MOši BY EYJAFJALLAJöKULL AND ALSO TO ELDFELL VOLCANO HEIMAEY. OBSERVED AND STUDIED CHANGES SINCE 2010 ERUPTIONS & 2013 FOR NEW VOLCANOES ALSO SINCE 2002 AND 2013 FOR ELDFELL.
MANY GEOTHERMAL AREAS ALSO EXPLORED 2002-2017.

 

 

PRICES: Please email to enquire about costs. School workshop costs are competitive but fair and take into account class sizes and number of class sessions.

A 2015 DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE IS HELD

There is a photo of a Celeld Rocks workshop in action at a Techfest event in 'Photo Gallery' page. PLEASE NOTE: MY 'PHOTO GALLERY' PAGE TAB IS ON BASE LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE AND ALSO LEFT SIDE MENU ON OTHER PAGES.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION & TO MAKE A BOOKING SEE CONTACT AND EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.
 

PENRITH CUMBRIA: 01768 889216

celeldrocks@btinternet.com

 

 
 
 
 
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