ISEM continues to build on its invitational excursions to places including Alaska, Iceland, Wyoming, and the Dakotas to examine the surface expression, economic potential, and the path ahead in the use of Earth's heat as an energy resource for the future of humankind. Special thanks are due to Shade Tree Studios for making documentaries of the ISEM excursions.
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THE CHANNELED SCABLANDS, 2013
Invitation Excursion: Visit Washington, Idaho, & western Montana to study the Channeled Scablands, a unique feature of Earth’s surface formed by the bursting of an Ice Age glacial dam and the ensuing gigantic flood. It is a story of scientific sleuthing and intrigue, and led to an understanding the surface of Mars. John Soennichsen, author of Bretz’s Flood, the biography of the scientist who unraveled the mystery, provides a unique perspective on the trip.
[Movie coming soon.]
BIG SKY AND BADLANDS: TOUR OF THE DAKOTAS, 2008
Invitation Excursion: North Dakota: Visit the spectacular Hell Creek Formation at Theodore Roosevelt National Park; dig dinosaurs at Marmarth Research Foundation; tour an ethanol plant, Red Trail Energy. South Dakota: visit Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse; tour of Big Badlands National Park guided by Dr. Jim Martin, South Dakota School of Mines, and a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
HOT ROCKS: STUDYING GEOTHERMAL POTENTIALS
IN THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE AREA, 2007
Invitation Excursion: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park, Dr. Robert Smith (Professor of Geology and Geophysics at University of Utah) and Dr. Roy Mink (former director of the US Department of Energy Geothermal Program); Buffalo Bill Museum Tour, Leighton Steward; SMU fossil locality on the Hoodoo Ranch in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming, Louis Jacobs.
ICELAND: A CRUCIBLE OF POWER, 2006
Invitation Excursion: Study the very significant alternative energy generation program in Iceland.