Monday, January 25, 2016

A Modesto Junior College Field Studies Opportunity: Geology and Archaeology of the Hawaiian Islands, June 1-13, 2016

This might be of interest only to my Modesto area readers, but anyone who is interested in learning about the natural and human history of the Hawaiian Islands may want to investigate this field studies opportunity June 1-13, 2016.

Imagine yourself on a journey exploring volcanoes, coral reefs, deep mysterious canyons rivaling the Grand Canyon, tropical rainforests, tropical deserts, ancient foot trails and petroglyphs while learning geology and archaeology in one of the finest outdoor laboratories on the planet! The Hawaiian Islands are scientific and cultural treasure! Our MJC summer field studies course  will be a multidisciplinary study of the Hawaiian Islands, with nine days on the Big Island, and four days on Kaua'i. This will be a dyad class, Geology 190 and Anthropology 190. Cost for lodging, transportation and inter-island flight will be $2,200 (students will need to meet us in Hawaii, and arrange their own food). An informational meeting will be held Thursday, January 28 (5:30 PM in Science Community Center Room 326). We welcome the participation of interested students, community members, and staff members at MJC.
Contact me (hayesg "at" for more information. There is a course web page at, and a facebook group page at If you can't make it to the information meeting in person, please contact us; we'd be glad to have you join on this great expedition!

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