Thursday by Niklas and Oskari

We went to Vaasa by bus, which took about two hours. On the bus we got information about the landscape and nature around Kvarken, the narrowest strait between Finland and Sweden.

Söderfjärden

The Söderfjärden meteorite crater is 10 km from Vaasa. We were given a lecture and we saw animations about meteorite strikes and asteroids. The exhibition in the small museum tells about the long history of at least 520 million years of Söderfjärden. There is a bird-watching tower in the middle of the most important resting area for cranes in Finland. 

Raippaluoto

We visited The House of the Seas by the bridge of Raippaluoto. The presenter introduced the Kvarken archipelago which is a one of the world heritage sites. He then explained about the land uplift: the land is rising 8 mm every year so in maybe 2000 years one is able to walk from Finland to Sweden.

Lunch

We went to eat at the university of Vaasa (Mathilda). 

Vaasa City Art Gallery  

The exhibition was called SEA SISTERS IN ANTHROPOCENE. The sea sisters consist of four women who produce ecological art.The artists are Kati Immonen, Mari Krappala, Elina Ruohonen and Tiina Vainio. They are worried about the state of the Baltic Sea and they want to show that human action has changed the natural world. Some of the pieces of art carried messages that made you wonder about things from a different point of view. Plants and animals seemed to have something to tell us.

Free time

We had three hours of free time. People spent their free time in different ways, for example bowling, shopping and eating.

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