NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
- FARGO, N D
In Spring, 2013, the NDSU Departments of Geosciences will offer a 2-credit, field experience course. This 9-day, "spring break" course will center on the geology of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our central goals will include studying the volcanic, soil, climatic and cultural aspects of this dramatic landscape.
Travel to and from Fargo will be via air to Kailua-Kona. Field travel out of Kona will be in rental vans, and field accommodations are in tents (student-provided) at public or private campgrounds, or in cabins. Although the weather should be favorable for field studies, expect the unpredictablities of March travel: rain might be encountered, and it may be cool at elevation. Provisions for meals will be the obligation of each participant.
Students will participate in a weekly class meeting before the trip (attendance required; no class meetings after field trip) and through contributions of a guidebook chapter and presentation of a detailed field talk during the field trip.
A field trip fee will be applied to defer the expenses of this trip.