Iowa State Geology Field Camp

Hosted by: Iowa State University



The Iowa State University Geology Field Camp provides students with extensive experience in geologic mapping and performing field analyses related to structure, stratigraphy, sedimentology, metamorphic processes and energy resources. Study areas include the Bighorn Basin, Wind River Range, and excursions to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

During this course, students will gain experience in:

- Geologic mapping of strata and structure using topographic, orthoimage, and/or 3D printed base maps;
- Detailed logging and interpretation of sedimentary strata exposed in outcrop;
- Interpretation and correlation of wireline logs to outcrop data;
- Risk assessment of energy resources (hydrocarbons and geothermal) and underground carbon storage;
- Identification and interpretation of igneous/metamorphic rocks in outcrop;
- Critical observations and evaluation of geologic data;
- Managing of uncertainty/error in field settings; and
- Project management and time management skills.



6 credits

Application Deadline



Tuition - 3682
Other course fees - 2500

Other Important Information

Scholarships are available for non-ISU students.

Contact Info

For more information, contact Aaron Wood ( or Jacqueline Reber (