Field Camps

Earth & Environmental Sciences Department


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Field Camp Group at Grand Teton
Dedicated to learning in the field

Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp

The Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp is a six-week capstone course designed to prepare students for successful careers in the geosciences.

We emphasize scientific methodology and traditional techniques that provide a strong foundation for the broad range of modern technologies used by today’s industry, academic, government and private workforces.

Students learn to develop research strategies, collect field observations and measurements, compile detailed rock descriptions, measure stratigraphic sections, and construct geologic maps and cross sections.

Precambrian Research Center (PRC)

This educational and research organization is dedicated to geologic study of Precambrian shield terrains. Its primary mission is to provide training and support to upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional geologists in modern methods of geological mapping and map-making in glaciated Precambrian terrains.

The PRC is a collaboration between our department, NRRI, and the Minnesota Geological Survey at UMTC.

Field and visualization training is provided through workshops, short courses and a summer field camp by a group of professional field geologists and university faculty, to encourage collaboration between the public sector and private industry.