Discover the amazing geology that Colorado has to offer with a group of teachers and pre-service teachers as we tour Central Colorado during this 5-day adventure.


June 24-29, 2017 | Central Colorado 


Come with us to Colorado and split shale during a fossil dig, soak in the geothermal waters of the Rio Grande Rift, visit Red Rocks Amphitheater, touch dinosaur footprints, view some of the oldest fossils in the world, visit Royal Gorge and cross the highest bridge in the U.S. and see amazing pegmatites!

This field study will take place in Central Colorado. During this trip, you will study minerals, rocks, fossils, geologic history, geothermal activity, and much, much more. This trip will use an inquiry-based approach and you will uncover Colorado’s geologic story in groups and on your own. Throughout the week we will discuss how you can use this inquiry approach in your classrooms to create engaging and meaningful lessons for your students. In addition, we will examine several activities that you can take back to your classroom.


What have past teachers said…..

“I learned so much about trace fossils!  I had limited experience and I had no idea there were so many applications for trace fossils.  And the Dino prints were epic!”

“I learned new ways to teach content that will increase student engagement and learning.”

“I learned a LOT from seeing the rocks up close & sketching them in detail.”

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Trip Leader

davidaDavida Buehler is a part-time faculty member at Kent State University where she is also pursuing a Ph.D. in science education.  Her passion is in field studies and she has been leading field excursions to Colorado, Mammoth Cave National Park and Acadia National Park for four years.  She has nine years teaching experience at the K-12 level and five years experience running professional development opportunities for teachers.  She holds a B.S. in education and an M.S. in the Geosciences. 

For each of her trips, she strives to help teachers gain a deeper understanding of geology while making it come alive.  She also works hard to develop a trip that will expose teachers to inquiry-based instruction and activities that can be used in the classroom.

In her free time, she loves to travel, hike, run and explore geologic wonders wherever she goes.

Trip numbers are very limited.  Register today to ensure a place.

Early bird registration is now open.   US$825.

(Price does not include flights to/from Denver International Airport)

For registration questions, please contact our friendly trip administration Gary on

See below for refund and insurance policy.

Refund & Insurance policy
Trip payment is fully refundable minus a US$50 administration fee up till COB on February 28,  2017. There are no refunds after March 1, 2017. We strongly suggest that you take out travel insurance to cover cancellations due to health or other circumstances.  All participants must provide evidence for health insurance for the trip period when full payment is made


Colorado Field Experience 2017
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