Every year AAPG offers a field trip at the Annual Convention and Exhibition designed especially for university students and faculty at a nominal fee. The AAPG Foundation supports this program by helping underwrite this field trip annually.
The 2013 ACE trip provided an opportunity for young professionals and students to attend the 2013 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section meeting and to take an educational field trip. The meeting and trip, organized by RMS and Utah Geological Survey, invited youth on a field trip the Sunday before the RMS meeting. A group of about 35 went to Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake to learn about lacustrine geology.
The 2012 trip at ACE Long Beach was "Rifting, Transpression, and Neotectonics of the Salton Trough, Southern California." A total of 36 students and faculty advisors visited the Mecca Hills and Split Mountain Gorge.