Science Library presents a photograph exhibition: The Andean Geotrail
The geologists Olivier Galland & Caroline Sassier set up an educational project in 2008/2009. They visited 23 spectacular geological places in the Andean Cordillera, and at the same time teaching pupils from 17 Schools through a blog.
Read what Olivier says in The official blog of the European Geosciences Union (2012):
"The Andean Geotrail was a personal outreach project organized together with my partner, Caroline Sassier, also a geologist at the University of Oslo. The project was based on a 9-month cycling adventure in a spectacular geological environment: the Andean Cordillera. The aim was to use the adventure as a pedagogical tool to catch the attention of the young public and to trigger their curiosity through our own observations. This made Earth sciences less theoretical and more dynamic, and our hope was to create scientific vocations by sharing our scientific knowledge through a unique personal experience. Seventeen schools in France and Norway were associated, involving almost 600 pupils from 6 to 18 years of age."
The educational project was supported by The French Ministry of Education.
The Exhibition displays photos from their tour. Here is a taste: