Spaces available for Summer Field Camp 2014!

Currently only WWU students are able to apply

Brief Information*

Application Deadline: April 4, 2014 (or until spaces are filled)

Field Camp Dates: June 24 - August 5 (six weeks)

Instructors / topics:

Clark Mapping in Quaternary deposits, including moraines, alluvial fans, outwash terraces, and range-front faulting June 24 - July 7
Stelling Field techniques, mapping in volcanic rocks and deformed strata July 8 - July 21
Hirsch Mapping in deformed strata and crystalline rocks July 22 - August 5

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 Bernie Housen

Extended Information

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.

Branham Lakes photo by Dave Hirsch

*All information is subject to change, but is believed to be correct at the time of writing.

Branham Lakes photo by Dave Hirsch

Yellowstone Photo by Crystal Gardener


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