2024 IAGD Accessible Field Course Application
The field trip will take place Thursday, September 26, 2024 (the day after the GSA Connects conference) starting and ending at the Anaheim Convention center.

Explore the dramatic landscapes of the Coachella valley area with the IAGD. We will do some geo-tourism on the drive to our first stop, a scarp along an active segment of the San Andreas fault. A ride in an aerial tram up  Mt San Jacinto will provide spectacular views of geologic features near and far, with lunch and time to explore and discuss at the top. In the afternoon, we will visit the Thousand Palms oasis, a unique hydrogeologic feature that owes its existence to the San Andreas fault. We will round out our tour with an examination of ventifacts and the processes that create these sand-blasted features near Palm Springs.

This trip is sponsored by the International Association for Geoscience Diversity (theIAGD.org), and is offered at no cost to participants. Our trips are designed for anyone who wants to see some great geology in an inclusive, accessible format. Transportation during the field trip, entrance fees and lunch are all covered thanks to our donors. All field trip locations, including the Palm Springs aerial tramway, are wheelchair accessible. Other accommodations, such as ASL interpreters will be provided upon request. Everyone is welcome! In order to ensure that priority is given to geoscience colleagues with disabilities or other needs that prevent their participation in other trips, an application form is required. Participants will be notified one month in advance of the conference.

Please answer the following questions and click on SUBMIT to complete your application. Be sure to hit the SUBMIT button before leaving this page or your information will be lost.
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First Name *
Last Name *
Participation Status *
If student, faculty or postdoc, What is the name of your Institution or School? *
Department (if university student or faculty)
City of residence *
 State (if in US), or Country if outside US *note we cannot pay visa fees or any other costs associated with traveling to the US. *
Phone Number (optional)
Email Address *
The following questions are for internal records and funding agencies. None of this information will influence your selection to participate in the field trip, with the exception of the disability question because we use that to ensure people with disabilities get priority for participation.
Gender *
Disability *
(choose all that apply). We use this info primarily for reporting to funders, we will ask for details on relevant accommodations later in this form.
Citizenship *
Tell us about yourself!
We encourage you to compose your answers to these questions in a word processor and then cut and paste the resulting text into this form.
Have you participated in one of our accessible field trips or course in the past? If so, which one(s)?
Why do you want to participate in this field course? What things to do hope to learn or experience that would be beneficial to you personally or professionally? *
Access needs and other relevant information:
We are primarily interested in the need for wheelchair accessible vehicles, special dietary needs, the need for an ASL translator or anything else that would need pre-planning on our part. You are under no obligation to disclose details about your disability, but we do need to know what you need to fully participate. This info will not be shared beyond the field-trip co-leaders. If selected, we may ask for more details to make sure your needs are met during the trip.
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