posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 11:01 AM
Yes, it's for engineers and planners and they'll be talking incredibly dull stuff like strain and materials. Reporters could probably go along but
they'd find it a pretty yawn-inducing experience.
Unless you happen to like engineering.
For what it's worth, there's a lot of these little private field trips happening all the time. I'm going on mussels in late October... and the
reason it's not open to the public is that we're doing a species assessment in an area that's at risk and we don't want nine zillion people
around, we'll be walking through a muddy and easily damaged environment, and we need people who can tell the difference between the Pond Mussel and
the Lilliput Mussel (which means you have to know bivalve anatomy.)
...and people who won't drop trash all over the place while they're doing the survey (I have a nice long rant about this.)
But for any interest (paleontology, rock art, architecture, conservation, geology, archaeology) it's possible to find special interest groups (clubs)
that will give you an opportunity to do the same sort of thing in a friendly and interesting manner. Plus, you get access to all sorts of sites not
open to the public!