Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

2017 Conference Field Trips

  • 02 Feb 2017
  • 04 Feb 2017
  • Stone Mountain, GA


  • Join us on a visit to one of the premier natural history museums in Georgia. See dinosaur skeletons and other wonders of natural history and explore the all new Wildwoods and Fernbank Forest. Admission also includes an IMAX movie.
  • Founded in 1889, Zoo Atlanta is one the oldest zoos in America. Join the education staff as they explain the research Zoo Atlanta conducts, the work of the zoo, and how Zoo Atlanta can help you in your classroom. This field trip also includes a behind the scenes tour of Zoo Atlanta.
  • Join a Stone Mountain Education staffer to explore the former rock quarry that was located at Stone Mountain. Learn about where Stone Mountain stone is currently being used and what make the stone unique. Not recommended to be combined with the Stone Mountain Geology hike as topics covered will be similar.
  • Join a Stone Mountain Education staffer for a morning hike as your learn about the geology of Stone Mountain and what makes it so unique. Our most attended field trip from last year, so sign up early to get a spot!! Not recommended to be combined with the Stone Mountain Quarry tour as topics covered will be similar.
  • Join us to visit the Yerkes Primate Center field station. Not typically open to the public, meet with researchers as they discuss the work done by Emery University and the primates that are a part of that research. Multiple monkey species are housed at the facility. Participants are encouraged to bring plain Rice Krispies cereal to donate to the monkeys.
  • Join noted authors Dr. Bill Witherspoon and Dr. Pamela Gore as they discuss how geology can be experienced everywhere in Georgia. Price includes a copy of their book which will give even more detail of Geology in Georgia.

Registration is closed

Field trips to unique local destinations can fulfill your own scientific  curiosity, help you learn about career opportunities for your students, and expose you to authentic phenomena that can connect your students' learning to the real world.  Register early to be sure you don't miss out!  If you would like to register for multiple trips, you will need to complete the registration form separately for each trip.

 Destination Schedule   Cost
Fernbank Natural History Museum Thursday, 1-4pm  $20
Zoo Atlanta Thursday, 1-4pm  $30
Stone Mountain Geology Tour & Hike Friday, 9am-12pm  $10
Yerkes Primate Institute Friday, 9am-12pm  $20
Stone Mountain Quarry Tour Friday, 1-4pm  $10
Roadside Georgia Geology Saturday, 9am-12pm  $35


  • All field trips must have a minimum of 10 participants or will be cancelled - in this case a full refund will be issued.
  • No refunds can be given unless GSTA cancels the trip.
  • Tickets can also be purchased during the conference at the GSTA store.

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