Hawaiian Islands of Fire

COVID-19 Update

This field school has been cancelled in response to COVID – 19. If you are currently registered for this course, your instructor will notify you of this change. Please login to your myCMTN account to update your current email situation. Questions about this can also be directed to Gordon Weary at gweary@coastmountaincollege.ca 


NEW! Travel the Pacific Rim Hawaiian Islands to study active volcanic processes, landscapes and Polynesian culture and history.

Through experimental and active learning in Hawaii you will determine how geology and landscape impact and influence cultures. 

Barb Wilson, K_ii'iljuus, Haida Matriarch and scholar, will join as a guest lecturer. Her research interest is the pacific Hawaiian connection to Haida Gwaii and the Haida people.

Learn about ocean navigation traditions and of the Hokulea, a famous ocean voyaging double-hulled canoe. It recently circumnavigated the Earth in a three-year journey.  Explore coastal landscapes and inspect how Earth’s internal heat processes, combined with external weathering, create various landforms. 

Participate in cultivating various plants, including taro, and learn about local fishpond aquaculture system. You will take an active approach to researching the Ahupua'a, a land tenure system based on island watersheds.

Join this overseas adventure. Apply today!

Courses | 6 credits

  • ANTH 202 – Indigenous Cultures in Transition. 
  • GEOG 203 – Geomorphology 


Admission requirements

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Dates and locations

May 4-21, 2020 *Cancelled

  • Terrace campus
  • Honolulu, Hawaii

Program fees

Field trip fee is $2200 (includes return airfare from Terrace to Honolulu)