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Remarkably diverse geology, experienced, award–winning faculty, a world–class field facility, and a 67–year tradition of leadership in teaching geoscience in the field form the foundation of excellence for our course offerings.

The Indiana University Geologic Field Station strives to lead the nation in teaching geosciences in the field, in research focused on field–based learning in geosciences, in supporting discovery, and on development of best practices in field geosciences through workshops and conferences.

Course offerings for 2017

study in the field

GEOL G129 Introductory Geology in the Field


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trip to Glacier National Park

GEOL X429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains

Dates: June 18-July 31, 2017
Credits: 6
Note: this course is physically demanding.

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trip to Yellowstone

GEOL X479 Geochemistry and Hydrology in the Rocky Mountains

If you are interested in an environmental component for Summer 2017, please consider adding X429e, Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology as a discipline-specific option for X429.

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Glacier National Park

GEOL G700 Structural Analysis

Dates: August 3-14, 2017
Credits: 3
Note: this course is physically demanding.

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We have scholarships!

We are able offer more scholarships at higher award levels than in previous years because of the generous support of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the alumni of the G429 program.

Scholarship applications are made available to students once they have applied and been accepted for a course at the Field Station. Scholarships range from $200 to $1500 and are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit.

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If you would like to participate in one of the Field Station donor programs, please click on the "Give Now" button to view the funding opportunities.

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Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington IN 47405

Phone: 812-855-1475


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department of earth and atmospheric sciences
indiana university
1001 e. 10th st. bloomington in 47405

phone: 812-855-1475