A group of eleven students received the opportunity to visit a few geologically unique locations of North America with the additional funding received from the SEG sponsors. This trip began by exploring regions of the super-belt group in Lucky Friday and Gold Hunter mines – learning about the deformations induced by seismic activity, which allowed for successful mining of silver, lead, and zinc. Later students were permitted to roam in Craters of the Moon, near Arco, ID. This allowed for real-time visuals on the types of formations and environments basaltic lava can induce; including lava tubes, and cones. The trip was concluded with a drive through Yellowstone National Park. Here, students learned about the activities of an active super-volcano, and how changes beneath the earth’s surface, such as hydrothermal activity leads to the most predictable geyser in the world. Here students explored monuments such as Old Faithful, Obsidian Cliff, the Travertine Terraces, the Paint Pots, and a few of the smaller geysers leading up to the Yellowstone West entrance. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience which taught many lessons students cannot obtain in the confounds of a classroom.