GEOetc Field Adventures are wonderful learning opportunities for students, teachers, educators and their families. We have been leading field adventures for teachers since 1985 and have intimate knowledge of what makes a trip a life changing experience for all. Our trips are open to people from around the globe. Trips are led in English.
We specialize in small intimate group trips – which allow us to focus on individual needs and go to places that large groups just can’t do.
Dr. Christopher Spencer, geologist, and educator leads... Anatomy of the Alps Discover Plate Tectonics in Italy and Switzerland July 30 - August 8, 2018 K-12 teachers and pre-service teachers of Earth Science and Geography (and their families), and all geology enthusiasts are welcome. This amazing field experience in the Italian and Swiss Alps will introduce you to the rock cycle of mountain building including magmatism, sedimentation, and metamorphism, along with the geologic features and hazards associated with living on an active mountain system. We will discuss the nature of the continental crust, the cycle of plate tectonics, and the features of ...Read More
Gary Lewis, GEOetc, leads..... Discover Hawaii's Active Volcanoes 2018 A trip for STEM & Geography Teachers Pre-service teachers and College Students are welcome on this trip. 14-22 July 2018 Registration is now open (see below) Get on the email interest list for this trip: Please note that this does not guarantee a place on the trip, but we can send you updates and reminders. Note - this trip fills quickly. The only way to guaranteed a place is to register. (see below) Come and experience the active volcanoes of the Big Island of Hawaii. This nine-day (8 night) field experience on ...Read More
Dr. Dan Kelley, geologist, and educator leads... Galapagos Islands and Ecuador Andes Mountains 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 ...Read More
Discover Iceland - Fire and Ice on a Mid-Ocean Ridge This trip is open to all geoscience enthusiasts. The trip has VERY limited numbers. Early registration is recommended. July 15-21, 2019 This 6-day (5 night) field trip to Iceland highlights the amazing geology of this Mid-Ocean Ridge country. We will walk across a plate boundary, see recent active volcanism, climb amazing craters, walk to glaciers and so much more. Each and every turn of the road has amazing sites, waterfalls and the greenest landscapes imaginable. Iceland is an amazing place to learn about Plate Tectonics and glacial landforms. We will visit ...Read More
Discover Iceland - Fire and Ice on a Mid-Ocean Ridge K-12 Teachers of Science and Geography - pre-service, practicing and retired. (College/ University students are welcome to attend) July 7-13, 2019 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN This trip is already extremely popular. Numbers are VERY limited. Register early to avoid disappointment. This 6-day (5 night) field trip to Iceland highlights the amazing geology of this Mid-Ocean Ridge country. We will walk across a plate boundary, see recent active volcanism, climb amazing craters, walk on glaciers and so much more. Each and every turn of the road has amazing sites, waterfalls and the greenest ...Read More
Discover Hawaii's Active Volcanoes A New Years experience - a trip for all geology enthusiasts! 30 December 2018 - 6 January 2019 Come and celebrate the arrival of the new year while living and learning on one of the worlds most active volcano! This eight-day (7 night) field trip on the Big Island of Hawaii will expand your knowledge in the field of plate tectonics, hot spot volcanism and the geologic features and hazards associated with living on an active volcano. We will discuss volcanic edifices, eruption styles, magma evolution and see various types of lava flows, lava lakes, tree ...Read More
We can also organize and lead trips for special groups. Contact us to discuss possibilities!