Why attend the ISU Geology Field Camp?
The ISU Geology Field Camp (GEOL 302, 6 credits) is open to ISU and non-ISU students and will help you develop skills necessary for geoscience careers and graduate programs!
Scholarships are now available for both ISU and non-ISU students. Contact Aaron Wood, field station director, for more info.
At least two permanent instructional staff members from Iowa State are present at all times, in addition to graduate teaching assistants. Areas of expertise of the staff members include stratigraphy, sedimentology, surficial processes, structural geology, tectonics, and paleontology. We also have guest instructors from industry who lead an exercise on energy acquisition and carbon storage.
Field camp is the best opportunity you will have to be immersed in geology, learn how to interpret the rock and fossil record, develop three-dimensional thinking skills, make and read geologic maps, and evaluate the data used to make maps. Career-building skills are developed in every exercise at field camp. Students enter our program knowing some geology – they leave it with a real understanding of the practical applications of geologic knowledge.