The 11th grade Summer Academy will take the Academy students on their third GeoFORCE adventure. They have now finished their sophomore year of high school and are eager to return to the wonders of geology.
Now that the students have had a chance to study carbonates and sedimentary rocks, in Florida and Arizona respectively, they will now be able to see first hand how volcanoes and mountains are formed. Students will learn what causes earthquakes; they will get to see ancient lava flows and some of the largest volcanoes in the U.S. The Academy will visit such spectacular places as Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge and the clear blue waters of Crater Lake. Students will also visit the Oregon Coast and the Oregon State Aquarium. With their geologic knowledge building each year, this trips adds igneous rocks and active tectonic processes to their knowledge base. As the summer ends, the students will now have three summers of GeoFORCE experience to prepare them for their 12th grade Academy trip.