Iceland: The Frontiers of Climate Change

Climate issues are pretty hard to ignore in Iceland. Glaciers that once dominated much of the land are melting at a markedly fast pace, and the changing landscape has ripple effects across local lifestyles and broader implications for our planet.
For visitors, being in Iceland and understanding climate change with all our senses can impact how we connect with our environment and the reality facing our world. But how do we share that impact with others? How can we expand people's experience with climate change the way we will experience it ourselves?
2022 Travel Program - Iceland: The Frontiers of Climate Change
On this program, we will explore Iceland's Southern Coast and Region as we work to understand and translate the interwoven impacts of global warming. We will head East to learn about and experience this massive Vatnajokull glacier and lagoon; we will spend time exploring the waterfalls coming down from the highlands; and we will see the changing landscapes and geothermal impacts of the tectonic plate boundary. Along the way, we will work as a group to think about how to bring our understanding and experience home.

Sign-Up Instructions

Participation for all Lawrenceville Harkness Travel Programs is dependent upon a review of student applications, Head of House/Advisor recommendations, medical fitness for participation, and financial and disciplinary standing. Seniority and gender balance is also considered in the selection process.
Application to this program is not considered complete until both of the following items have been submitted:
Head of House/Day Advisor Recommendation must be completed and submitted to Louise Wright by Monday, November 1, 2021.
Application Survey must be completed by Monday, November 1, 2021.


March 5 - 14, 2022



*Includes all flights, meals, ground transportation, accommodations and excursions. Families will receive a list of vaccines that are required.

Program Leaders

Nicole Lantz
Science Teacher
David Wilcox
Mathematics Teacher

Pre-Trip Work

Prior to departure, there will be mandatory meetings for all students accepted into this program.

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