Olin/Rice Science Center
Any education in Geology involves a serious exploration of the rocks, landforms, weather, and 15-passenger vans in as many terrains as possible.
The department frequently conducts field trips to local and regional areas of interest to provide a framework for the concepts being presented in our classes.
In addition, the January break is utilized to explore exotic terrains in the U.S. (Basin and Range Geology-Death Valley/Hawaii) and in International localities such as the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, and Iceland. Fieldtrips are divided into two categories, "January" and "Class Trips."