Geology of Colorado: Central Front Range

Field Workshop for K-12 Earth Science Teachers

30 July-3 August 2018 | Colorado Springs, Colorado

Registration ended
18 June 2018

Garden of the Gods State Park

Explore over 1 billion years of geologic history from mountain uplift, catastrophic volcanism, massive erosion that produced muddy coastal plains and the important role of climate change in morphing Colorado from a land of deserts to a land of swamps, from tropical heat to potentially globe-spanning glaciation.

Participants will enjoy five days of professional development geared specifically for the K-12 educator, home-school parents, and informal educators in order to raise geoscience literacy of future generations.


Workshop Features:

  • A mix of field and classroom activities;
  • A focus on local geology & issues at the state level tied to local teaching standards;
  • Field trips to classic geologic outcrops & natural geologic processes;
  • Field trips to sites related to a geology & industry;
  • Classroom activities focused on key content in a hands-on, pedagogically sound, ready-to-use form;
  • CEUs and 3 graduate credits available through the University of Northern Colorado.

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GeoTeachers Colorado 2018 will be hosted at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Meals will be provided in dining halls and by bag lunch with lodging for the workshop in university dormitories.


GSA is committed to providing GeoTeachers workshops for the entire population of educators. To assist us in finalizing the details of the field trips, please indicate if you require special accommodations or dietary considerations by checking the box on your registration form.


Cost: Registration: $500

Includes: 5 days (4 nights) dorm housing, food, transportation to/from field trip sites, workshop materials, and short courses
Maximum: 45 Participants
Transportation: to/from Colorado Springs is the attendee's responsibility
Cancellation Policy: Participants needing to cancel can do so up to the early registration deadline receiving a refund of 50% of the registration fee.

Continuing Education & Graduate Credit Options

GeoTeachers is pleased to offer 43 continuing education units for participation in the Colorado 2018 workshop.

Those individuals seeking graduate credit in addition to these CEU’s, may register for the nominal fee of $100/credit for the 3 credit course ESCI 594-627: Contemporary Field Issues Workshop Title: Geology of Colorado for Teachers: Central Front Range (view syllabus) provided through the University of Northern Colorado.

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Graduate Credit

Please note that graduate course registration opens on 1 April and ends on 29 June. Late registration for graduate credits on site during the workshop is not possible at this time.

Workshop Schedule
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Field Trip Short Courses Field Trip Curriculum Work
Noon Workshop Opens Field Lunch Lunch Field Lunch Workshop Closes
PM Short Courses Field Trip Field Trip Field Trip
Evening Keynote