Application Deadline: April 4, 2014 (or until spaces are filled)
Field Camp Dates: June 24 - August 5 (six weeks)
Instructors / topics:
Prerequisites: Physical Geology, Earth History, Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy & Sedimentation. (Note that although a field methods course is not required, basic knowledge such as use of a Brunton compass, pacing, topographic maps, etc. is expected.)
Cost (from 2014): Tuition (about $239 / credit x 12 credits = about $2868 plus $168 for out of state students) + WWU Fees (about $124) + Course Fees ($850, principally for transportation/camping costs) = about $3842. (Food not included). Note that NAGT has scholarships available, but the application scholarship application deadline is in February!
For more information / to apply: Contact Dave Hirsch
Topics Covered: Specific learning objectives for the course are listed here.
Locations: Various locations in Idaho and Montana. See schedule for details as they are finalized.
Number of students: between 18-28, depending on the year.
Textbook: Geological Field Techniques, by Angela Coe
Accommodations: 100% tent camping. Groups of 3-5 will be formed for cooking purposes. Campground costs will be paid out of fees, together with transportation costs and other group expenses. Food costs are borne by each student. You must provide your own camping / cooking gear, although often students "buddy up" in tents to save money.
Conditions / Preparedness:This is a rigorous field mapping course; you must be in good physical condition to participate. Although no technical skills are necessary, some field locations require hiking on steep terrain at high elevation (up to 11,000 feet). Others may require working in hot, dry conditions (occasional daytime temperatures up to 105 degrees F; normal temperatures 70-95 degrees F).
Additional information is available in the Summer Field Camp policies document.
*All information is subject to change, but is believed to be correct at the time of writing.