Garry Hayes at Lava Flow on the Big Island

Anthropology 190/Geology 190: Field Studies in the Hawaiian Islands

Join us on the journey of a lifetime on May 30-June 11, 2024! Nine days on the Big Island of Hawai’i and four days on Kaua’i, exploring volcanoes, coral reefs, tropical rainforests, tropical deserts, ancient foot trails and petroglyphs, and archaeological sites! This will be a dyad class, Geology 190 and Anthropology 190. You do not need a background in geology or anthropology, as we will develop all the skills you need during our journey.

We had an informational meeting on January 22. If you missed it, you can watch the zoom recording at this link:

Passcode: 5^R.rQ2d

If you would like to join us, please fill out the registration form at the link below and send it to us by email (or snail mail), and pay the $300 deposit fee as soon as possible in the MJC Business Office (in the admissions office on East Campus, or pay by phone at (209) 575-6828). They can be contacted at

Cost for lodging, transportation and inter-island flight will be $2,850 (students will need to meet us in Hawaii, and arrange their own food). The Geology and Anthropology Clubs at Modesto Junior College are raising funds to support student travel with scholarship assistance. If you would like to DONATE to this fund to help your fellow students, you can do so at this link: Geology Field Studies (

For more information, contact professors Susan Kerr ( or Garry Hayes ( for more information.

Syllabus & Documents


Contact instructors Susan Kerr ( or Garry Hayes ( for more information.