Miami University Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science Field Station

Tentative dates are
June 9, 2014 through
July 13, 2014


We are no longer accepting applications to this year's field camp. Thank you.


2013 People Photos

2013 Group Photos

Snake River Plain
and Yellowstone

Northern US Rocky Mtns

Timberline Ranch Area

Teton, Absaroka and
Wind River Mountains

Multi-day Mapping Areas

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Five-week field methods courses are offered for undergraduate (GLG 411) and graduate (GLG 511) students. The courses emphasize field description and measurement of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, tectonic evolution of the western Cordillera, interpretation of regional- and outcrop-scale structures, and traditional geologic mapping updated with remote sensing, GPS, and GIS techniques.

Time will be split between camping and working within the spectacular scenery and varied geology of the Snake River Plain-Yellowstone, Montana fold & thrust belt, and Wind River-Big Horn regions, and lodging at our Timberline Ranch headquarters on the northeast flank of the Wind River Mountains, from where you will work in the Wind River and Absaroka ranges.

At minimum, lecture/lab courses in Physical Geology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, and Structural Geology (with Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology strongly recommended) should be completed prior to enrolling. Applicants with Physical Geology and at least nine additional credit hours in advanced geology courses may be admitted with permission of Director. Grades are based on frequent, short exercises, participation, effort and cooperation rather than on a long final report. You earn 6 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit.

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2014 General Information

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68 Years of Training Geologists