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Earth Sciences

Geology Field Camp

Field camp is an intensive, off-campus summer course designed to be a capstone experience for undergraduate geology majors. Many alumni remember geology field camp as the highlight of their undergraduate career. While the specific curriculum varies among different camps, the common thread is typically field description, identification, and mapping of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Most camps operate on a three- to six-week schedule, and individual and/or group projects commonly range in length from a day to a week. Different field camps are located in various locations throughout the U.S. and around the world, but many of them operate in the Rocky Mountains of the western U.S.

Camping at Molas LakeThe UALR Earth Sciences department has developed a 3-week, 3-credit hour summer field camp that is typically run during July and is based in the Needle Mountains near Durango, Colorado. Click on the link below for more information including the dates and tentative schedule for future offerings. You may also contact UALR Earth Sciences faculty member Dr. Laura Ruhl with questions or requests for additional information.

ERSC 4320: Field Geology II

Last day of Field Camp, 2012

You can also click here for a list of field camps offered by other colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. In previous years, UALR geology undergraduates have attended the following field camps:

Boston University/James Madison University
Ft Hays State University
Kansas State University
Lehigh University
Northern Arizona University
Oklahoma State University
SUNY Buffalo
Texas Tech University
University of Nevada Reno
University of Wyoming
University of Arkansas Fayetteville
University of Oklahoma
University of Southern Maine
Wright State University

Updated 1.7.2014