Eastern Australia –
Fossils, Intrusions, Caves, and Coasts
June 16 – 27, 2005
Departs Sydney, Australia
(10 days, 11 nights)
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Gary Lewis, Director, GSA Education and Outreach Department
Gary has been leading trips in Australia since 1989. He is a geologist and educator, and prior to his work as the Director of Education & Outreach at GSA, he worked for the Australian Geological Survey (USGS equivalent) for 9 years and at CSIRO. Gary studied at Sydney University.
Greg is a paleontologist and geosocience educator. He studied at Monash University in Melbourne and has worked at James Cook University in Far North Queensland. He has been the manager of education programs at the Australian Geological Survey, as well as museums and other institutions.
This special trip for students has been designed to increase your field knowledge of a range of sedimentary and igneous terrains. Come “downunder” and spend time examining huge sedimentary basins, mapping intrusions, identifying fossil assemblages, and visiting caves. For almost half of this trip you will be housed less than 100 yards from a pristine beach and estuary. As well as great geological experiences, you will also have time to visit famous landmarks in Sydney and the Australian National Capital, Canberra. While this trip is held in Australia’s winter, temperatures are mild and weather is normally dry. All accommodations are in dorms/cabins, and participants will need to supply their own sleeping bags. Once in Australia, you might like to go and visit some of the other famous places such as the Great Barrier Reef, or Uluru (Ayers Rock) as a pre- or post-trip. Optional extras include a kayaking experience along a section of rugged coastline or into a pristine lake.
GSA Student Members: US$ 1,525
Nonmembers: US$ 1,625
Included: Ground transportation within Australia, all accommodations, all park entry, field guides, all breakfasts, most lunches, four dinners.
Not included: Airfare to and from Sydney, optional side excursions (caves and kayaks), alcoholic beverages, personal expenditures, and any other expenses not specifically included in the itinerary.
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