Austin is the destination of the 11th grade Young Geoscientists Field Course. As students progress through the Young Geoscientists program, they are also getting closer to graduating from high school and thinking about the college experience. The third summer in the program is a great opportunity for students to experience life at a public university, The University of Texas at Austin, and to study the geology of Austin and the surrounding area.
While staying at Jester Dorm, students will take a tour of UT Austin and visit the Texas Memorial Museum, where they will get a glimpse of paleontology – the study of ancient life. Students will see that Austin has very similar geology to that of their first trip, ancient volcanoes, limestone and caves. The group will visit McKinney Falls State Park, Barton Springs Pool, Mt. Bonnell and Inner Space Caverns. They will also get to experience a little bit of Texas history and government as they visit the Texas State Capitol.