Field Trips
General Info
During Meeting
Field Trip Chair
Jim Miller
University of Minnesota Duluth
George Hudak
Chad Wittkop
Patrick McLaughlin

Field Trips

Early October is prime field season in the upper Midwest. Our diverse slate of 43 field trips (20 premeeting, 6 during the meeting, and 17 postmeeting) span a geologically broad range of topics, including the Precambrian geology of the southern Canadian Shield; the economic geology of the Lake Superior region; Phanerozoic strata in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota; glacial geology; hydrogeology and limnology; undergraduate and K–12 geoscience field education; the geology and hydrology of the Twin Cities metro area; geology by bicycle; terroir; geoarchaeology; biogeohydrochemistry; and tours of area research labs and vessels.

This year's field trip co-chairs are Jim Miller, George Hudak, Chad Wittkop, and Patrick McLaughlin. Please feel free to contact them or GSA's field trip coordinator, Beth Engle, , for more information. If you have questions about a particular trip, please contact the trip leaders directly.

All trips begin and end at the Minneapolis Convention Center unless otherwise indicated. Trip fees include transportation during the trip; other services, such as meals and lodging, are noted with each trip by the following: B—breakfast; L—lunch; R—refreshments; D—dinner; ON—overnight lodging. Some trips cross into Canada; participants should carry valid passports. All fees are in U.S. dollars.

Be sure to sign up for your trip(s) when you register to ensure that you'll be a part of the action!

Field Trip Sponsorships Field Trip Image Gallery

The National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics will sponsor up to 10 students who attend “A Hidden Geologic Treasure: A River, A Waterfall, A city: A Field Trip for Undergraduate and Graduate Students” (#423). You must pay the field trip fee when registering but will be reimbursed the full cost of the trip. To be reimbursed, email Stephanie Day, .

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View the photo gallery and get excited about the trips!