Trip-planning resources

by Christopher L. Atchison and Brett H. Gilley
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Shannon Falls can be seen from the Sea-to-Sky Highway, along which many of the field trip stops were located. Credit: International Association for Geoscience Diversity.

If you are thinking of making one or more of your field trips accessible, the International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD), an organization charged with advocating for students and geoscientists with disabilities, can help. The IAGD is establishing a consortium of accessible field courses, specifically developed to accommodate students with disabilities who are working to complete the field-based learning requirements of an undergraduate geoscience degree program. The IAGD can connect you with experienced students and faculty who can help you plan your accessible field course, design a new course or retrofit an existing one based on the diverse physical needs of your students. If you are interested in learning more about modifying or developing an accessible field course, or in promoting an accessible geoscience field course through the consortium, contact the IAGD at

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