Field Experiences

The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks.

The same can be said for Earth science teachers. There is no better classroom for learning geology than out in the field. GSA offers several experiences for teachers to study geology first hand each summer. Teacher Field Camps allow teachers to use skills that geologists use on a daily basis while seeing the amazing geology found within the continental 48. Join us this summer on one of our trips as we live on an active Hawaiian volcano, soak in the mineral hot springs in Colorado, explore the world's longest cave- Mammoth Cave, and visit amazing coastline of Maine. Teacher Field Camps are perfect for earth science, environmental science, special education and pre-service teachers. We hope to see you in the field!

GSA also offers teachers to work with America's Public Lands (National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management) as interns for the summer through our GeoCorps program. Parks often need people who excel at interpreting complex geologic concepts to the general public. Teachers do this on a daily basis and are excellent candidates for interpretation positions.

Getting students out into the field is a challenge; however, our EarthCaching program makes it easy to get students to explore the geology in their area. Learn more about EarthCaching and how you can use it in your classroom.