Indiana Field Mini-Workshop

for K-12 Earth Science Teachers

2-4 November 2018 | Indianapolis, Indiana

Registration ended November 2018.

Turkey Run State Park

Enjoy three 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. Interact with professional geoscientists from industry, academia, and government agencies who are your workshop presenters, mentors, and trip leaders. 

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 regional geology & industry;
  • Classroom activities focused on key content in a hands-on, pedagogically sound, ready-to-use form.

Shale splitting

Host Site

GeoTeachers Indiana 2018 was hosted in Indianapolis.


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.


Matt Dawson, , +1-303-357-1025.


Cost: $140 (early registration)


Step 1: Register for the GSA Annual Meeting (select the appropriate category).
Step 2: Select "604 -1st Indiana Field Workshop: K-12 Earth Science Teachers" ($140) from the GeoCareers section of the Events page (or p.2 of the paper form).
NOTE: Prices go up after 1 October.


Includes: Meals during field trip, field trip transportation, and workshop resources.
Not included: Transportation to and from Indianapolis and lodging in Indianapolis are NOT provided.
Maximum: 45 Participants

Continuing Education & Graduate Credit

Participants receive 15 Professional Development Points. In addition, those participants seeking graduate credit can register for a 2-credit graduate course through the University of Northern Colorado for $200. More details to come.

Workshop Schedule

Time Friday Saturday Sunday
AM   Field Trip AM Sessions
Noon Field Lunch Exhibit Hall
PM Workshop Opens Field Trip PM Sessions
Evening Indiana Geology Keynote Welcome Ice Breaker Curriculum Work
Geoscience Educators Reception