Camp Information

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Contact Field Camp Director
Andrew V Zuza

azuza@unr.edu

Course Information

Course Title: Geology 451 (6 semester credits)

2018 Fees:  $4,500, non-UNR students must also pay a $60 application fee.

Prerequisites

Courses in mineralogy/petrology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and field methods.  If you are lacking one or more of these courses, it may still be possible to attend camp. Please contact the Field Camp Director to discuss your individual situation.  Credit will be posted in the office of the registrar at the end of the summer term (mid-August).

Geology Field Camp Information

2018 Schedule is being developed.

Weather

In mountainous areas of Nevada and Utah, you can count on cool evenings and warm to hot days in May and June. We will be working mainly at elevations between 5,000 and 8,000 feet, so sunscreen and a hat are essential.  Most days are clear, but we have had light snows in June. Spring rains, including afternoon thunderstorms, are possible too, so raingear is essential.

Logistics

2018 Schedule is being developed. Applications are due January 31.

Scholarships

Many national geoscience organizations offer scholarships for students to attend field camp.  We include here links to several of these organizations web pages for student awards and scholarships.  Most are typically due in February, but students should check the web sites for current deadline and award information. Some may require membership in the organization in order to apply. The most well known include the Geological Society of America (GSA), Association of Environmental and Engineering Geology (AEG), National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).  Resources for UNR students include the Geological Society of Nevada (GSN).