Geology of Southeast Prince William Sound and Kayak Island
Dates: June 2 – June 16th 2007
Contact Hours: 120, 4 college credits by the University of Alaska's Prince William Sound Community College
Prerequisite: Age 14, 9th – 12th grade standing
This course is a holistic, experiential leap into the science of geology. The course begins in mid May with a required set of readings (100 pages) about both general geology and the specific geology of the region. Students are expected to answer questions and participate in online discussions through the course website. The field portion of the course is characterized as a high paced intensive where all of the relevant fields of geology will be incorporated. After three days in Cordova studying the glaciers and the local geology accessible by road, students will travel in small aircraft to Kayak Island and the Cape St Elias Lighthouse. For ten days the class participants will explore and map the uninhabited island. Each student will produce a detailed field notebook, with summative information about each of the topics and areas studied. By the end of the course students will have the background and the skills needed to interpret the geologic history of any place on earth.
This class is about more than geology. Students will grow personally and build life long friends as they develop valuable skills in leadership, teamwork, goal setting, and wilderness travel.
The student registration fee for the two week program is $1300. This cost includes all food, and transportation and fees for the four University of Alaska undergraduate credits. Students may earn high school credit through a home school program such as IDEA.
Student Applications must be accompanied by a $50 non – refundable deposit to ensure that the limited space on this trip is firmly committed (if you are not accepted, the $50 will be returned) The remaining balance by check, visa, or Master Card, will be accepted after May 1, 2007.
Adam Low is a geologist with more than ten years of experience leading school groups on multi day geology trips. He makes the trips fun and educational. Adam is a Science teacher at Cordova High School and the director of the Lighthouse School.