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Lehigh University Field Camp 2018
Northern Rockies, Bighorn Basin, Tetons, Yellowstone, Montana, Idaho

43 years of geology in the field!!

We are a selective, comprehensive, intellectually and physically challenging program

Our camp meets or exceeds educational standards as reported by AGI and meets the requirements

of many state professional geologist licensure accreditation,

including those for the State of Pennsylvania

            Schedule:       4.5 weeks, between Memorial Day and July 3rd

            Credits:           6

            Venue:            Combination of traveling and camping.

            Cost:               $4,500

            Registration:   Registration is OPEN - Do Not Delay !!!!

                                    Applications evaluated in a timely manner, with final decisions by 15 February
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            Pre-requisites: Earth Materials, Sed-Strat, Structural Geology,  or equivalents, typically
                                     Junior or Senior standing

            More Info:        Please browse the site for more info of the Lehigh Field Camp experience

last updated 07 November, 2017

Lehigh Field Camp acknowledges Chevron for making this camp possible
through their generous support of the field camp director.
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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 is committed to diversity, welcomes and encourage applications from all students, including members of under-represented groups. Limited scholarships are available.


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; Electronic mapping with iPad and GIS.

  • Computer-based field data collection and reduction.

Lehigh Field Camp promotes learning based on discovery.  Our travel in the northern 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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