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2018 Summer Geology Field Camp

A six week course in Oregon and southwestern Montana

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Glacial moraine at Wallowa Lake, Oregon

The course consists of three ~2 week sections.  Choose one, two, or all three (Geology majors typically take all three).  To attend all three sections, there are course prerequisites of Field Methods, Mineralogy, Petrology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, and Structural Geology or an equivalent level of expertise and instructor permission.

4 quarter credits per part.  University tuition/fees will be posted here.  Each section will have additional course fees.


Dates for 2018 are set for June 23-August 6, and sections are planned to be as follows:

Classic Mapping: SW Montana June 23-July 9
A: Develop fundamental skills in stratigraphy and geologic mapping
B: Advanced mapping of complex structures

Structure and Paleontology:  Central Oregon July 10-July 23
A: Mapping of regional geology and fault zones
B: Stratigraphy and Paleontology of John Day Formation

Intrusions and Ice: NE Oregon July 24-August 6
A: Columbia River Basalt dikes
B: Glacial mapping


Thrust-faulted Triassic limestone and shale in SW Montana

To Apply:

To complete the application, you should have a copy of your transcript(s) handy and know the date of your last tetanus immunization or booster.  Non-UO students will also need to provide the name of the geoscience professor who will write their letter of recommendation and upload a document (.pdf or .jpg) outlining their prerequisite coursework or equivalents.

Click here to access online application.

Gigantic stromatalites in Glacier National Park

Deadline for application was March 17, 2018, but due to a couple of late drops we have three open slots for all sections, and an additional few single sections. Applications will be considered until all sections are full. 

Here is the 2018 Equipment List of things you will need for this course.  (Will be updated in May.)

Abert Rim, Oregon, uplifted along a normal fault



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