Interested students from Porsgrunn

Great fun! Cool! That was the response from the 18 students who participated in the Geopark fieldtrip on Friday, the 7th of November.

The arrangement was a part of the community of Porsgrunn’s local opening of the Geopark, and the students from the Porsgrunn schools had participated in a Geopark contest beforehand. The winners came from the schools of Borge, Grønli, Hovet, Myrene and Kjølnes Jr. High School.

With their field notebooks and pencils in hand, the students got to be geologists for the day, and judging by their responses it probably won’t be the last time! They wandered among the cobblestones and Ice Age history on Mølen, then the tour continued to Rognstranda where they got to see the oldest geology, hear the history of the tropical sea and see the fossils and limestone deposits from that time. Thanks to everyone for an enjoyable and eventful day!

See more pictures from the tour here

Gea Norvegica Geopark

Gea Norvegica Geopark is the first European Geopark in Scandinavia. It is located in southeastern Norway, in the counties of Vestfold and Telemark.

The Geopark is limited by the administrative areas of the muncipalities Kragerø, Bamble, Porsgrunn, Skien, Nome, Siljan and Larvik

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