11 April – Stories (and pictures) of Ice and Fire

It seems like only a couple of weeks ago we were boiling through long arduous central Victorian heatwaves. When considering moving to cool places to escape the swelter, a country made of ice and snow seemed enticing.  And now you can start considering that next trip in more detail, for the topic of the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club’s April talk is Vikings, Volcanoes & Ice – the making of Iceland.

Carol Hall is the guest speaker at the general meeting of the CFNC on Friday 11 April 2014 (Uniting Church Hall, Lyttleton St, Castlemaine – from 7.30pm.  No charge.  All welcome.).  After studying Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK, a sense of adventure brought Carol to Australia, teaching Field Studies to secondary students in the Snowy Mountains, and eventually moving to Ballarat Grammar School where she taught for 14 years. Her own photographs were always an integral part of her teaching material, and an interest in the glaciated regions of the world has been maintained since studying a specialist course as an undergraduate.


Carol writes, “In 2010 I was able to tour Iceland, much of it off the beaten track thanks to the adventurous driver of the mini-bus! We saw many of the special geological features in this young (only 20 million years old) country and gained an insight into its Viking heritage, as well as seeing how the population lives today. So the talk will be a mix of physical and human geography.

Carol is a member of Ballarat Camera Club, The Field Naturalists’ Club of Ballarat and is currently President of The Victorian Nature Photography Group.  She has given many illustrated talks to community groups.

Also note that there is no CFNC excursion this month.

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