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Lehigh University Field Camp
Wyoming, Yellowstone, Tetons, Montana, Idaho

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We regret that we are not able to offer EES 341, Lehigh Field Camp

for the summer, 2014

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Lehigh Field Camp (EES 341) is a selective program that offers motivated Earth Scientists an opportunity at intensive field training and discovery in the incredible natural laboratory of the Rocky Mountains. The curriculum is designed to meet the field camp requirements of most undergraduate Geological Science B.S. degrees; however, the curriculum also provides elements of Environmental Sciences, including hydrology, terrestrial ecology, and sustainability.


Lehigh Field Camp teaches aspiring Geoscientists and Environmental Scientists the following things:

  • It is a big country (world), Earth Systems are complex, interrelated, and have pretty profound impacts on people and societies.

  • Generally useful geologic and environmental taxonomy and vocabulary.

  • Scale and how to estimate it.

  • How to make good and interpretable observations.

  • The Geosciences are central to addressing energy, water, climate, food, and sustainability issues.

  • An important and productive part of science and life is learning to work with other people.

Lehigh Field Camp teaches aspiring Geoscientists and Environmental Scientists the following skills:

  • Sedimentology, stratigraphy, section measuring, basics of sequence stratigraphy.

  • Quaternary Geology and glacial geology.

  • Geomorphology, landforms, soils.

  • Surface processes, process sedimentology.

  • Structural geology and use of field structural data.

  • Map patterns and kinematics of folded, thrust-faulted, and normal-faulted rocks.
  • Metamorphic and igneous petrology; volcanic rocks, crystalline rocks.

  • Geology of North America and Tectonics of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Basic and advanced mapping skills; mapping with ArcPad GIS.

  • Computer-based field data collection and reduction.

Lehigh Field Camp promotes learning based on discovery.  We remain one of the few traveling and camping field camps.  The round trip from Pennsylvania to the Rockies includes visits to several National Parks and is a unique part of our learning experience.  The student discovers their country, matures into a Geologist / Environmental Scientist, lays the foundation for professional employment or graduate school, and makes lasting friendships.

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