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Iceland: August 2018

Discover Iceland!

This trip is currently in development. We plan to have the details confirmed very soon. If you are interested in hearing about specifics as soon as they are available, please fill out this form.

Timing: Approximately 7 days (tentative)
Dates: First or second week of August 2018;
will be posted and open for registration by December 1, 2017

Led by Elizabeth Safran, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences,
accompanied by Emily Decker, Senior Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Programs


Check back by December 1, 2017 for registration information.


Learn More about Liz:

I am a geomorphologist — a geologist who worries about how landscapes evolve. I am originally from the Boston area but have been on the west coast throughout my graduate and post-doctoral work, which I did at the University of Washington, University of California (UC), Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz. I was first drawn into geology through a class taught by Stephen Jay Gould, with the modest title of “The History of Earth and of Life.”  Once I learned that field trips and camping were required elements of the geology major, I was hooked. I have been at Lewis & Clark College since 2000. For me, this is a wonderful professional setting, where I get to interact with intellects from vastly different fields and with inquisitive, gung-ho students.

Academic Credentials: Ph.D. 1998 University of California at Santa Barbara, M.S 1993 University of Washington, B.A. 1989 Harvard University