Field Trip for Teachers on the Big Island of Hawaii

This past spring/summer, we witnessed an extraordinary eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii. Join us in 2019 as we travel to the Big Island to study its eruption. During this trip, you will walk across a volcanic caldera, visit green and black sand beaches, snorkel, see green sea turtles, map a lava cave, calculate the volume of lava flows, map a volcanic event, identify and collect volcanic samples such as ash, cinders, scoria, and others, record and collect data, keep a field notebook, and much, much more! You will also receive classroom activities to use. This trip is appropriate for K-12 science, geography, special education, and ELL teachers, as well as pre-service teachers. For more information, please visit or see the trip flyer.
If this sounds like a trip for you, please contact Gary Lewis at This trip sells out fast, so secure your spot today!
The trip leader, Gary Lewis, has been running this trip since 1985. He holds degrees in geology, and he has also taught high school earth science. Davida Pantuso is the co-leader, and this will be her third year co-leading the trip. She has a B.S. in education, an M.S. in the geosciences, and currently is working towards her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (Science Ed). In addition, she was also a high school earth science teacher for several years.