Summer Field Camp

Hosted by: University of Nevada, Reno

May 18, 2022 - June 22, 2022


The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, offers a comprehensive, capstone, five-week, six-credit summer geology field camp class. The focus of the course will be to develop advanced field skills, including rock description, generation of geologic maps, and illustrating the geometries of deformed rocks with cross-sections. Through a series of mapping-based exercises, field camp students will gain the ability to understand complex field relations in three dimensions. This is enhanced by the incredible geologic setting of these exercises, which includes several world-class geologic sites in eastern Nevada, in the heart of the Basin and Range province, and in eastern California, where the Basin and Range meets the Sierra Nevada.

Students will traverse the North American Cordillera during field exercises across Nevada and Utah, with especially memorable field trips to Great Basin National Park and the Snake Range metamorphic core complex.



Application Deadline



Tuition - 3000
Other course fees - 0

Other Important Information

The course is $3000 plus non-residency fees for applicable students.

Contact Info

For more information, contact Andrew Zuza (