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Discovering Hawaii's Volcanoes

  • August 04, 2019
  • August 11, 2019
  • Hilo, Hawaii

Discover Hawaii’s Active Volcanoes 2019

A trip for STEM & Geography Teachers

Come and experience the active volcanoes of the Big Island of Hawaii.  This nine-day (7 night) field experience on the Big Island of Hawaii will have you living on one of the world’s most active volcanoes.  This trip will give you deep knowledge of volcanoes – their processes and products and how humans live with the hazards they pose.  Learn about classroom activities and experience the real world of volcanology in the field.

We visit many famous sites, as well as places the average tourist will NEVER see.

We stay in lodge accommodation (shared rooms and facilities), travel is modern air-conditioned vans.

We will model in the field:

  • Inquiry learning and group learning
  • Using field notebooks
  • Collecting and recording data – and see modern data collection technology
  • Mapping in a cave – the geographic skills and mathematics of a flow
  • Mapping a volcanic event

You will return to your classroom with:

  • Classroom samples
  • Amazing images of sites you have seen
  • Data collected
  • Skills you can transfer to your students

You will:

  • Learn about Plate Tectonics and how Hawaii fits (or does not fit) into the simple model
  • See evidence of current volcanic activity …this volcano has been erupting for 33+ years
  • Walk on young lava flows
  • Learn to identify eruption products – ash, scoria, lava flow types, bombs, vog etc
  • See evidence for natural hazards – earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis as well as explosive volcanic events.  We will see engineering examples of hazard mitigation.
  • See how humans have lived with the hazards of an active volcanic environment.
  • Walk on green and black sand beaches.

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