Each year we organize and sponsor an accessible Geology field trip in conjunction with the Geological Society Annual Meeting. Locations change every year based on where the conference is being held. These trips showcase great geology locations as well as demonstrate tangible ways to make field courses more accessible. Everyone is welcome, though preference is given to people with disabilities. IAGD field trips are free of cost for attendees thanks to our generous donors. Join us for our next accessible adventure!

Upcoming Field trip:

2022: (tentative title) Mountain High, Valley Low: An Accessible Introduction to the Geology of the Colorado Front Range, Oct 12-13. This trip will follow the GSA Annual Conference in Denver. 

Snow-covered Pikes Peak rises in the distance behind the giant vertical red slabs of rock at Garden of the Gods

Pike’s Peak rises behind the spectacular rock formation at Garden of the Gods.

Pandemic-Cancelled Trips:

These trips were planned, but not executed. Check out the details for accessible geology in these areas.

2021: 2021 GSA Portland Accessible Field Trip: Columbia River and Wy’east (Mt. Hood)

2020 Accessible Ontario – Ottawa and Gatineau Geoheritage Tour of one billion years of geologic history.

Previous trips:

2019 Petrified Forest

Field trip participants on a gravel overlook with a long desert vista in the background.
2019 Accessible field trip participants at Petrified Forest National Park.

2018 Mammoth Cave

The field trip group poses with the sign in front of the vistior's center at Mammoth Cave National Park.
Part of the 2018 field trip group poses in front of the sign at the entrance to Mammoth Cave National Park.

2017 Mt. St. Helens

A group of 30 people stand and sit behind a large indoor 3D model of Mount Saint Helens.
2018 GSA accessible field trip participants at the Johnston Ridge Visitor Center at Mt. St. Helens.

2016 Colorado front range and Dinosaur Ridge

Group photo in the field in the GSA Denver Trip.
The field trip group outside Red Rocks Ampitheater near Denver, CO.

2014: Vancouver Sea to Sky Highway

Field trip participants in front of a rock wall.
Field trip group from the Sea-to-Sky geology tour at GSA 2014.

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Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0939645. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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