Welcome to MSU Field Camp 2021! 

In-Person Paleontology Field Camp

Course: GEO 419

Instructor: Dr. David Varricchio

Dates: August 2nd- August 13th, 2021

Course Fee: $504.00

*We are working with MSU Health Partners to establish Covid-19 safety protocols and will have more information in the coming months regarding the possibility of testing and safety expectations*

In-Person Geology Field Camp

Course: GEO 429R: Field Geology

Instructors: Dr. Madison Myers, Dr. Devon Orme, and Dr. Drew Laskowski

Dates: May 15th-June 5th 2021

*We are working with MSU Health Partners to establish Covid-19 safety protocols and will have more information in the coming months regarding the possibility of testing and safety expectations*

Online Field Geology

Course: GEO 429R: Field Geology

Instructor: Dr. Andrew Laskowski

Dates: June 7th-27th, 2021

This is an opportunity for students to work remotely, learn to make geologic interpretations from Google Earth, outcrop photos, drone imagery and to gain more GIS skills.

Estimated Costs:

  • In-person fee: $1510.60 (covers all lodging, food, materials, and transport during camp)
  • Online fee: Additional $45 per credit distributed learning fee (on top of summer tuition and fees) will be charged for each online course
  • In State Tuition (3 credits) $870.60
  • Out of State Tuition (3 credits) $3,085.00

Prerequisities:

  • Earth History (GEO 211)
  • Mineralogy (GEO 302)
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (GEO 305)
  • Sedimentation and Stratigraphy (GEO 309)
  • Structural Geology (GEO 315)
  • Field Methods (GEO 428) or ERTH 491 (Special Topics)

All GEO 429R applications are due March 30th.   Please access the application by following this link

 

Scholarship Information

The department is excited to announce that scholarships will be available to offset the costs of the $1,510.60 fee associated with attending in-person camp.  this fee is required for in-person camp only, covering all lodging, food, materials and transport during camp.  If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please access the application by following this link.

 

Description: 

A senior capstone course for the geology and paleontology options. Summer field course with application of field procedures and mapping techniques to a variety of geologic problems and exercises. Students will study a range of rock types, sedimentary depositional environments, and structural deformation styles in order to learn the geological and tectonic history of the western North America Cordillera. Extensive hiking and outdoor physical challenges require that students be physically fit. A fee for supplies, transportation, and other logistical expenses is required. 

If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]