Gary Lewis, GEOetc and Chris Spencer, TravelingGeologist, lead…


The Volcanoes of Italy

A trip for Earth Science & Geography Teachers from around the world

Teachers, Pre-service teachers, College Students, and their friends are welcome on this trip.

June 23- July 2,  2021

We have just a few places still open….

This ten-day (9 night) field experience will take you to the famous volcanoes of the Sicily, the Eolian islands and the bay of Naples where you will experience the geological and cultural history of these amazing landforms.

Join other educators for hikes and cruises to explore the active volcanoes of Etna, Volcano, Stromboli, and Vesuvius.  We will
discuss not only their tectonic settings but how their chemistry influences their eruptive styles.  We will visit the famous site of Pompei and see how the city of Naples has grown around an active volcano.

We will visit these sites with a local expert as well as world renown geoscience educators Chris Spencer and Gary Lewis.

We will model in the field:

  • Inquiry learning and group learning
  • Using field notebooks
  • Collecting and recording data – and see modern data collection technology

You will return to your classroom with:

  • Classroom samples
  • Amazing images of sites you have seen
  • Data collected
  • Skills you can transfer to your students.


Download more 2021 trip information



The Volcanoes of Italy – July 2021

Cost: $US 2295 per person (not including airfares to/from Italy.  Shared rooms).


REGISTER (with deposit) - Volcanoes of Italy - July 2021

A trip for STEM/Geography K-12 teachers and college students. This is the registration and deposit form. A deposit of $500 is required at time of registration.The full cost of the trip is $2295. The balance is due by February 15,, 2021.

At Catania, Italy

Register - click here!

Perfect for people from around the world…..
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The Volcanoes of Italy – June 2021
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