Gib Egge

College of DuPage - Field and Experiential Learning/Study Abroad

Contact me: eggegi@cod.edu     (630) 942-2787

ADVENTURES

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ICELAND: EXTREME GEOLOGY IN THE LAND OF ICE AND FIRE

 

Located on the arctic circle, and straddling two of Earth's major tectonic plates, Iceland is the ultimate geology classroom. Join us this summer as we walk atop glaciers, soak in hot springs, climb volcanoes, marvel at waterfalls and study the science behind the danger and beauty of this land of ice and fire. Circle the country and visit locations such as Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon, Þingvellir and Vatnajökull National Parks, Jökulsárlón Lagoon, Akureyri the Snæfellsness Peninsula, and much more during this 10-day volcanologic and glaciologic expedition.

 

Class:  July 5, 12, 19 and 26 (7 to 9:50 p.m.)

 

Field Study: August 9 to 19, 2017

 

Fee: $4195 (includes air and ground transportation, hotels, entrance/activity fees, specialized equipment and some meals). Tuition for two credits is extra.

 

Register for code: EARTH 1800 FS063

THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL: ANSEL ADAMS AND JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS

 

Following the Sierras and immersed in arguably the finest mountain scenery in the United States, the 210-mile John Muir Trail is the ultimate legacy to the renown naturalist who spent years roaming this wilderness. Join us as we backpack a 52-mile section of the John Muir Trail through the Sierra Nevada Mountains of the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness. Prior backpacking experience and consent of instructor is mandatory. Students must be comfortable backpacking up to 13 miles a day at altitudes up to 11,000 feet, while carrying a 40 pound backpack. Those wanting to continue the trek can join us for Part 3 (Kings Canyon NP) in fall 2018.

 

Class: August 2, 2017 (6 to 7:50 p.m.).

 

Field Study: September 2 to 9, 2017

 

Fee: $1050 (includes airfare, airport shuttles, lodging and camp fees, ground transportation, group camping and backpacking equipment, and some meals). Tuition for one credit is extra.

 

Register for code: PHYS 1811 FS003

ANCIENT LANDSCAPES OF THE AMERICAN WEST

 

Join us this fall as we head to Utah, Nevada and Idaho to hike and explore some of the most unique landscapes of the American West. In Great Basin National Park we will observe astronomical objects in the incredibly dark night sky, hike among the golden autumn colors of the aspen, and marvel at the ancient bristlecone pine, the oldest living thing on earth. In Craters of the Moon National Monument we will hike alongside the lava tubes, cinder cones and lava flows that blanket this alien landscape. Further exploration will include destinations like the Bonneville Salt Flats, City of Rocks National Reserve and Golden Spike National Historic Site. Participants must be comfortable hiking up to 8 miles a day.

 

Class: August 30, 2017 (6 to 7:50 p.m.).

 

Field Study: September 23 to 30, 2017.

 

Fee: $1320 (includes airfare, airport shuttles, ground transportation, hotel lodging, park admissions and some meals). Tuition for one credit is extra.

 

Register for code: PHYS 1800 FS029

BACKPACKING: FALL COLOR IN YELLOW RIVER STATE FOREST

 

Tucked away in Iowa's north-east corner, where scenic trails meander along cliffs, valleys and vast vistas, is the Yellow River State Forest. Backpack this little known area as the autumn colors begin to blanket the countryside. Lean basic wilderness navigation, cooking, camping and backpacking skills during this weekend adventure. Perfect for beginners or more experienced backpackers.

 

Class: October 4 (6 to 7:30 p.m.).

 

Field Study: October 13 to 15, 2017.

 

Fee: $25 (includes transportation, camp fees, and group camping/backpacking equipment). Tuition for one credit is extra.

 

Register for code: PHYS 1811 FS001

HIKING: VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

 

There's a beach at the end of every trail in the beautiful Virgin Islands National Park. Join us as we journey these trails, explore white sand beaches, snorkel over coral reefs where marine life abounds, and kayak among mangrove forests. We'll visit St. Thomas and St. John's Islands. Students should plan to hike 5-10 miles a day over uneven terrain carrying a daypack. Lodging will be a hotel on St. Thomas and camping cottages on St. John. No passport is required.

 

Class: December 14, 2017 (7 to 8:50 p.m.).

 

Field Study: January 7 to 13, 2018.

 

Fee: $2259 (includes air and ground transportation, airport shuttle, lodging, guides, permits, entrance fees, kayak/snorkel excursions and tips). Tuition for one credit is extra.

 

Register for code: PHYS 1813 FS051

EDGE OF THE CONTINENT: CALIFORNIA'S COASTAL PARKS

 

Travel along scenic highway 1 and experience the dramatic, diverse parks along the rugged coastline of California. Hike among the massive, majestic redwoods of Muir Woods, explore the wild coast of Point Reyes, visit Pinnacles, America's newest National Park, travel along the rocky Big Sur coast and cruise over to Channel Islands National Park to hike the “North American Galapagos”. Learn low impact travel techniques while hiking 5 to 10 miles a day.

 

Class: February 21, 2018 (6 to 7:50 p.m.).

 

Field Study: March 4 to 10, 2018.

 

Fee: $1980 (includes air, ground and water transportation, airport shuttles, hotel lodging, park admissions and some meals)

 

Register for PHYS-1800-FS033.

 

 

IRELAND: THE EMERALD ISLE BY FOOT

 

Join us as we hike the the beautiful countries of Ireland and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom). Explore the Giant's Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and if weather permits, the incredibly remote island of Skellig Michael, a Unesco World Heritage Site and home to a 7th century monastery. We'll walk among medieval castles, ancient landscapes, and immerse ourselves in Irish culture. Participants should expect to hike up to 6 to 10 miles a day over rolling terrain.

 

Class: April 26, 2018 (6 to 9 p.m.).

 

Field Study: May 19 to 26, 2018.

 

Fee: $2760 (includes air and ground transportation, lodging, all activity fees and some meals). Tuition for one credit is extra.

 

Register for code: PHYS 1800 FS077

NORWAY: FJORD HIKING THE LAND OF THE VIKING

 

Carved by the North Atlantic, glaciers and time, the deep, rugged fjords of the Norwegian coast offer the able hiker access to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Travel from Stavanger to Ålesund along incredibly scenic roads and hike the best trails Norway has to offer including Pulpit Rock, Trolltunga and Kjeragbolten. Visit quaint villages and historic landmarks, cruise the Aurlandsfjord and the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord, and ride the spectacular Flåm Railway along the way. Participants must be comfortable hiking 5 to 14 miles a day.

 

Class: May 30, 2018 (6 to 8:50 p.m.).

 

Field Study: June 20 to July 1, 2018:

 

Fee: $4950 (includes air and ground transportation, trains, ferries, hotel lodging, activity fees and some meals). Tuition for one credit is extra.

 

Register for PHYS 1800 FS085.

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College of DuPage

Field and Experiential Learning/Study Abroad

 

425 Fawell Blvd.

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

 

Office: BIC 3509

Ph: 630.942.2787

Fx: 630.942.3764

e-mail: eggegi@cod.edu

ABOUT ME

I have been involved with Field and Experiential Learning at the College of DuPage for over 20 years. From dogsledding in the arctic of Alaska to tramping all over New Zealand, I have taught and led over 200 programs across the world. I am a trained wilderness first responder, avid photographer and happy father to twin girls. If you have questions, or would like to participate in any of my programs, please contact me.