GeoFORCE Texas is a summer outreach program that rewards outstanding 8th through 12th grade students from select Southwest Texas and Houston schools.  Students who are admitted into the program are given the opportunity to travel around Texas and throughout the country, meet new and inspiring people, and learn about geology and about the career paths in the geosciences.

Each summer GeoFORCE coordinates 15 field trips to spectacular geologic settings across the state of Texas and the United States.  These places include the Florida Keys, Mustang Island, the Grand Canyon, the Guadalupe Mountains, Crater Lake, Carlsbad Caverns and the Appalachian Mountains.  If you want to learn more about specific field trips check out the Summer Academy and the Young Geoscientist Field Course.

Southwest Texas and Houston students who excel in math and science and complete a GeoFORCE Texas application may be eligible for the following programs:

  • Seven day GeoFORCE Texas Summer Academies
  • Six to seven day Young Geoscientists Field Courses

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the program is free to all admitted students.

Want to learn more?  Check out GeoFORCE on Facebook and watch the video below:


Also, have a look at the video on the Jackson School’s Be A Geo website. The site is full of information about careers in the geosciences. The video is called Earth is Calling

  • “I have seen sights that have taken my breath away completely, met people who can make me laugh until my stomach hurts, and learned about amazing wonders of this country.”