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Field Camp (GEOL 454)

Geology Field Camp in Montana and Wyoming

During this 6-week field course (6 credit hours) you will learn about geological field methods, safety in the field, geological mapping. This course covers a wide range of topics including sedimentary geology, stratigraphy, paleontology, geomorphology, structural geology, tectonics, igneous and metamorphic petrology, glacial geology and economic geology. The first 3 weeks are spent near Red Lodge, MT, one of the cutest small towns in Montana. The last 3 weeks are spent exploring Yellowstone N.P., Grand Teton N.P., Craters of the Moon N.M.,and Glacier N.P. With 3 National Parks and 1 National Monument this course has been very popular and our enrollments have tripled in the last 10 years.

We are accepting applications from SIU and non-SIU students for 2017 field camp.  

Start & End Dates for Summer 2017: June 18 to July 30, 2017.
Instruction officially begins at the YBRA camp on Monday, June 19, 8:00 a.m.
Instruction officially ends in Billings on Sunday, July 30, 8:00 p.m.
Please book your return flights for July 31, 2017.


Meet our Instructors for 2017

Liliana Lefticariu         Sarah Friedman         James Conder              Eric Ferre         

Liliana Sarah James Eric