Through our Continental & International Trips, IFS offers educators our assistance and experience in developing a quality field studies program at a low cost, which otherwise the educator may not have the means to accomplish. Arrangements can be made to visit sites in North and Central America, with programs lasting from several days to several weeks. All necessary resources, administrative assistance, financial coordination, field training assistance, and transportation can be provided. The Continental Program is customized to each group's needs.  Contact the office with your trip interests and let us plan the experience for you!

 

Exploring Iceland

We recently traveled to Iceland for a geology-based field study experience! Their trip emphasized geological inquiries throughout Iceland, but was also filled with incredible sights, volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs and mountainous views. Iceland is an ideal location for geological studies!

This group of ten students, one chaperone and one IFS guide took advantage of the flexibility of a small group, driving from site to site, and sharing meals and memorable moments in their AirBnB each night. This 5-day, 5-night trip was packed with sites, including Thingvellier National Park, Haukadalur Valley, Eldfell Volcano, and Elephant Rock. Between hikes and impromptu stops for incredible geosites, this jam-packed trip was a great introduction to some of Iceland's best features.

 

 

Southeast Wetlands Ecology Field Study Trip in Florida

We took a 10-day trip to Florida with a group of high schoolers to explore wetland ecology across the Southeast. This group chose a range of campsites and immersed themselves in hikes in the world's largest strand swamp, Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk,  state parks, and educational trips.

This group of fifteen students, with two chaperones and two IFS guides, toured Florida Gulf Coast University and the ECHO Global Farm to gain a deeper understanding of the role of wetland ecosystems in Florida. They even saw manatees at the Crystal River Area! With time to explore, these students were able to surround themselves in the environment they were studying.

**Note, this trip runs mainly in the Fall/Winter due to the heat/bugs of the summer months.

 

Western Adventure (Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Jackson Hole and more!)

We recently took a weeklong adventure out west with middle school students to enhance their understanding of geology! The trip was filled with outdoor experiences to reinforce students classroom lessons about biomes, flora, flauna, plate tectonics, and geology studies.

This group of 20+ students, visited Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole, WY and Dubios WY. They enjoyed waterfalls, geysers, canoeing, campfires, horseback riding, and multiple wildlife sightings! The trip cultivated an exciting learning environment allowing each individual to form a personal connection with many different aspects of their science and social studies curriculum. 

Interested in joining the adventure in June 2019? Contact our office and let's start planning! For more resources, review our sample of a past school district proposal or take a look at our sample itinerary


*Traveling as an individual? Check out our Forfar Marine Science Program!