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2017 GSTA Conference Field Trips

You can pre-register for field trips here.  Field trip tickets will also be available at the GSTA Store outside the exhibit hall.  All trips will depart from the main entrance to the conference center.  Check in at the Field Trip station across from the pre-registration area. 


Destination  Schedule  Cost Description
Fernbank Natural History Museum


Thursday,
1-4 pm
 $20 Join us on a visit to one of the premier natural history museums in Georgia. See dinosaur skeletons and other wonders of natural history and explore the all new Wildwoods and Fernbank Forest. Admission also includes an IMAX movie.
Zoo Atlanta


Thursday,
1-4 pm
 $30 Founded in 1889, Zoo Atlanta is one the oldest zoos in America. Join the education staff as they explain the research Zoo Atlanta conducts, the work of the zoo, and how Zoo Atlanta can help you in your classroom. This field trip also includes a behind the scenes tour of Zoo Atlanta.
Stone Mountain Geology Tour & Hike


Friday,
9 am-Noon
 $10 Join a Stone Mountain Education staffer for a morning hike as your learn about the geology of Stone Mountain and what makes it so unique. Our most attended field trip from last year, so sign up early to get a spot!! Not recommended to be combined with the Stone Mountain Quarry tour as topics covered will be similar.
Yerkes Primate Institute


Friday,
9 am-Noon
 $20 Join us to visit the Yerkes Primate Center field station. Not typically open to the public, meet with researchers as they discuss the work done by Emery University and the primates that are a part of that research. Multiple monkey species are housed at the facility. Participants are encouraged to bring plain rice krispy cereal to donate to the monkeys.
Stone Mountain Quarry Tour


Friday,
1-4 pm
 $10 Join a Stone Mountain Education staffer to explore the former rock quarry that was located at Stone Mountain. Learn about where Stone Mountain stone is currently being used and what make the stone unique. Not recommeded to be combined with the Stone Mountain Geology hike as topics covered will be similar.
Roadside Georgia Geology


Saturday,
9 am-Noon
 $35 Join noted authors Dr. Bill Witherspoon and Dr. Pamela Gore as they discuss how geology can be experienced everywhere in Georgia. Price includes a copy of their book which will give even more detail of Geology in Georgia.

PLEASE NOTE:  
  • All field trips must have a minimum of 10 participants or will be cancelled - in this case a full refund will be issued.
  • No refunds can be given unless GSTA cancels the trip.


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