Advance Registration Required!
This field trip is limited to the first 150 registrants. Registration is $25.00 per person (Children 12 and younger are free, but must still register). You can now register online through the ISGS shop site (https://shop.inrs.illinois.edu/ft.html) or by telephone (217-244-2414). Please note that calls are answered Monday-Friday, 8:15 AM – noon.
On the day of the field trip, please plan to arrive at the starting point at 8:15 AM. Each person must sign a liability waiver in order to enter pits, quarries, mines, and other private property. Landowners request this procedure for their protection.
Tours are held rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring along sun-blocking lotion. Bring a hard hat and safety glasses, if you have them, to wear in some places we visit. We strongly advise that you bring insect repellent because some of the places we visit are located in areas of dense vegetation. Bring a packed lunch and drinks, and arrange for your own transportation. The day-long trip ends about 5:00 p.m.
At the starting point, field trip leaders will direct you to park in line so that the caravan can start out quickly and smoothly after registration. Drivers should begin the tour with a full tank of fuel. If you’re touring on a bus, we recommend only mid-sized (12,000 lbs g.v.w.) or smaller school buses for safe travel on some roads and bridges.