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
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.
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