Discover Hawaii’s Active Volcanoes
February 2019 – a trip for University/College Students!
17-23 February 2019
This seven-day (6 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 molds and lava trees, fault scarps, rifts, craters and calderas.
We will use our observations and new-found knowledge to discuss methods on how to effectively communicate geologic concepts. We will also have time to look at modern reef development (snorkeling). We will visit sites of natural hazards, including the 1946 & 1964 tsunamis.
We will practice field mapping skills in volcanic environments. Mapping activities include:
- Mapping the edge of lava flows and looking for evidence of relative ages.
- Mapping inside a lava tube and calculating flow volumes.
- Mapping volcanic eruption site features and building ideas and theories on the geological history.
Hawaii Volcanoes Trip
“The Hawaii student trip allowed me to see Hawaii in a way that most people never do. This included hiking through lava tubes and across cooled lava lakes, snorkeling with turtles, bathing at the green sand beach, and a helicopter ride over an active volcano. I learned far more about the unique volcanism of Hawaii during this trip than from any text book, and I got to meet lots of cool people. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!” Jennifer Prichard, PhD candidate, ANU
This trip is open to any university/college student from any country.
Cost: $US 1595 per person*
( * not including airfares to/from Hilo, HI. Twin share).
Trip payment (including deposit) is fully refundable minus a US$50 administration fee up till COB on October 31, 2018. Cancellations between November 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018 will forfeit deposit (US$500). Full payment is due before December 1, 2018. There are no refunds after December 1, 2018. All participants MUST provide evidence for travel insurance for the trip period when full payment is made.