Dr. Dan Kelley, geologist, and educator leads…
Ecuador Andes Mountains and Galapagos Islands
Students, Recent Graduates, Educators and others
7-15 July, 2018
This nine-day (8 night) field trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands will expand your knowledge of plate tectonics, volcanic activity, and volcanic hazards by visiting two textbook settings. We will explore a classic continental arc setting in the Andes Mountains as well as an oceanic hotspot, allowing for the study of the deposits and features of andesitic composite volcanoes and basaltic shield volcanoes. In addition to the fundamentals of the tectonic and volcanic processes, in the Andes, we will discuss the hazards of living amongst so many active volcanoes and in the Islands, we will investigate how the volcanic and tectonic history has shaped the evolution of species that inspired Darwin.
We will use our observations and new-found knowledge to discuss best methods to effectively communicate geologic concepts. We will hone mapping skills while examining volcanic deposits including lahars, pyroclastic flows, and lava tunnels.
This trip is open to anyone with an interest in geoscience.
Price $US 2,685 (not including flight to/from Quito. All other costs, meals, internal flights etc are included)
Members of the National Earth Science Teachers Association receive a US$75 discount.
Refund & Insurance policy – 2018 Trip
Trip payment (including deposit) is fully refundable minus a US$50 administration fee up till COB on February 28, 2018. Cancellations between March 1, 2018, and April 15, 2018, will forfeit deposit (US$500). Full payment is due before April 30, 2018. There are no refunds after April 30, 2018. All participants must provide evidence for health & travel insurance for the trip period when full payment is made.