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GEOL 3664.001 Field Geology
May 11 - Jun 21, 2023 SFA will offer a six-credit hour traveling field experience for the Summer I session with space for up to 10 outside students. Participants will gain to real-world understanding of geologic phenomena while working in a variety of settings in the American Southwest. Students will explore geology in areas of compression, extension, shearing, metamorphism and volcanism.

Learning Environment: In-person

Virtual Economic Field Camp
May 15 - Feb 4, 2023 Exploration-based virtual mapping and industry-standard visualization software is the focus of this camp. Students will complete projects on traditional bedrock mapping, oil play analysis from geophysical logs, underground mapping of vein deposits, and environmental remediation using geochemical data. Mapping projects conducted in the Minecraft platform but no gaming experience necessary!

Learning Environment: On-line

GEOS 414 Geology Field Camp
May 18 - Jun 21, 2023 This five-week, 6-credit, capstone field course welcomes applications from students at other universities. Students study a broad range of rock types in various structural and geomorphological settings in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. To cover this amount of ground, the course involves camping (all in beautiful settings); meals are prepared by a camp cook. The various exercises are designed to provide students with an understanding of the western North American Cordillera as an integrated tectonic system.

Learning Environment: In-person

GLY 467 Geologic Field Methods or GLY 481 Field Geology
May 21 - Jun 24, 2023 Geology Field Camp in New York state. Join us for 3, 4 or 5 weeks depending on your need. Bedrock mapping of surficial deposits and simple structures in Paleozoic sedimentary rocks (weeks 1-3), stay a 4th week and add metamorphic and igneous rocks to your skills. Stay a 5th week and map more complicated structures.

Learning Environment: In-person

GEOL 640: Field Geology (Field Camp)
May 21 - Jun 19, 2023 A six credit hour (6SCH) camp will be offered in two separate versions: (1) a traditional, in-person trip to the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and Montana, and (2) a virtual Minecraft gamified format, serving student accessibility needs (travel, health, etc). We welcome applications from WSU and guest students from other colleges and universities. The camp is underwritten by the Woolsey Family Fund for Geology Field Camp, which translates to a camp fee scholarship (~$2000) for each participating student.

Learning Environment: On-line , In-person

PASSHE Geology Field Experience
May 21 - Jun 23, 2023 The Geology Field Experience allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to the investigation of Pennsylvania's unique and varied geology throughout the state with field-based modules taught in the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Blue Ridge, Valley and Ridge, Allegheny Plateau and other physiographic regions. Students will develop fundamental skills such as lithologic and stratigraphic section mapping, surficial, landform, and bedrock mapping, and geophysical and environmental techniques, and more. This low-cost, 5-week, immersive, field-based course is collaboratively taught by faculty from three universities and students will stay in the residence halls at each campus (in 2023 this includes West Chester, Shippensburg, and Slippery Rock Universities) where they will have access to on and off-campus resources. This project is, in part, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, to create a multi-faceted, sustainable geoscience learning ecosystem designed to foster statewide collaboration among faculty, government and industry partners, and other entities to meet the needs of our diverse local communities.

Learning Environment: In-person

GEOL 477: Field Methods in Environmental Geosciences
May 22 - Jun 16, 2023 An environmental field camp designed to train you in field methods and integrative problem-solving related to environmental geosciences. The course will cover topics such as field methods in hydrogeology, surface-water and vadose-zone hydrology, water quality analysis, ecosystem health, environmental surface geophysics, site evaluation and techniques and regional landscape history and environmental change. Students will work with our drill rig to install a monitoring well, use survey equipment, participate in aquifer sampling and testing, measure stream flow among other methods.This low-cost camp runs for four weeks of class/field work in the DeKalb, Illinois area. Class and field work is performed Monday thru Friday. In-state and out-of-state tuition is the same at NIU and housing is available on campus if needed.

Learning Environment: In-person

Summer Field Camp
May 24 - Jun 28, 2023 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.

Learning Environment: In-person

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Geology Field Camp
May 27 - Jul 8, 2023 Our summer geology field camp is designed to expose students to a wide variety of rock types and geologic settings. Projects are conducted in the Wasatch Mountains, as well as other parts of Utah and Nevada. Working in these areas allows us to examine various aspects of the contractional and extensional tectonic history of the North American Cordillera. Field areas include intrusive rocks, deformed sedimentary rocks, contact and regionally metamorphosed rocks (greenschist to amphibolite grade), and Quaternary landscapes and deposits.

Learning Environment: In-person

Geology Field Camp
May 29 - Jun 30, 2023 The field camp focuses on identifying rocks in the field, and their cross-cutting relationships to draft geologic maps and cross-sections to solve problems. There may be other field exercises as needed, for specific areas. It is a rigorous course that challenges students physically and mentally, thus it requires applicants to be in adequate physical condition to be able to spend long days in the field, sun-up to sun-down. Locations include west Texas and New Mexico. Required courses include: mineralogy, sedimentology/stratigraphy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, field geology/field methods or equivalent.

Learning Environment: In-person

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