Initial Publication Date: February 8, 2022

EWU Geology Field Camp

Hosted by: Eastern Washington University, Department of Geosciences

June 27, 2022 - July 22, 2022


One of EWU Geosciences main goal is to bring field camp into the 2020's by supplementing traditional field methods with projects that are in-line with current professional and research skills such as: drones, geohydrology, soils, geochemistry, making interpretations from multiple types of data, critical thinking and collaboration with regional and federal scientists.

The first two weeks we will work on a number of community-based projects in the Cheney-Spokane region, ranging from bedrock mapping to estimating seepage from a perched aquifer with local hydrogeologists and assessing soils profiles in a carbon sequestration project. The second two weeks will include economic geology and bedrock mapping exercises based out of the historic Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association (YBRA) located in Red Lodge, MT.




Application Deadline



Tuition - 2024.40
Other course fees - 800

Other Important Information

EWU Field Camp is 8-credits, from June 27th to and driving back to Cheney from Red Lodge on July 22nd. The tuition is $2048.40 (including University fees) and there is an $800 course fee that will cover gas the first two weeks, and travel with room and board at YBRA in Red Lodge, MT for the second two weeks. For the first two week students cover room and board themselves in the Cheney area, visiting students can stay in the dorms at EWU (last year $30 per night) and there is a kitchen for making your own food, restaurants, or an EWU meal plan available.

Contact Info

For more information, contact Chad Pritchard ( or Melissa Knapp (