Australian Earth Adventure
Earth Science and Technology
18-29 July 2009
Registration is now closed
Join a group of earth science and geography eductors who want to learn about the wonders of Australian earth science. Participants on this trip will be exposed to technology like GPS, GIS, and Pasco probe ware and how it can be used to futher examine the natural environment.
Visit a rainforest, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, go underground in Earth's oldest caves, discover Uluru (Ayers Rock), and more!
This trip is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the wonders of Australia and learn about the vastness of time and how it has formed the amazing Downunder landscapes. Learn to take these experiences back into the classroom using GPS, GIS, and other technologies.
This trip includes all talks, notes, hikes, park entry fees, flights from Los Angles and domestic Australian flights, ground transportation, many meals, and accommodations. (You'll have to cover your flight to and from LAX, some meals, and spending money).
The trip is open to all elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Please note that this is a educationally rigorous program and that while families will be welcome, partners and children will need to follow the same schedule as the entire group.
Leader: Gary B. Lewis is the Director of Education and Outreach for GSA. Gary has been running trips for teachers since the 1990's. He is a geologist by training and a school-teacher by trade. Along with his deep knowledge of all aspects of geoscience, Gary's experience in developing classroom-ready materials and his sense of humor add another dimension to the trips he leads.
Gary is a native of Australia and his knowledge of his homeland as well as its underlying geology and culture will make this a trip of a lifetime.
Co-Leaders: Roger and Anita Palmer are educators who are principals and owners of GISetc, the "K-16 Geospatial One-Stop" They are experienced field science and geospatial technology instructors and have led GIS mapping trips and seminars in Costa Rica, Peru, New Zealand, Australia, and Kosovo! Many participants join the Palmer's geospatial education trips again and again to learn geoscience, geography, earth science and anthropology through the use of GIS, GPS and probeware. www.gisetc.com
Reservations / Information
Price : US$5,500 (subject to change due to fluctuations in gas and the U.S. dollar). This price includes airfares from LAX and internal airfares in Australia, all land transport, tours of the Great Barrier Reef, Jenolan Caves, Rainforests, Caves, some meals, and much more.)
Registration is now closed
For more information on this exciting trip, please contact the trip coordinator, contact Gary Lewis, Director, GSA Education & Outreach, at .
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