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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

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EAS X429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains

Dates: June 17-July 31, 2018
Credits: 6
Note: this course is physically demanding.

The Field Station’s flagship course, X429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains, is the frequently required capstone course for advanced college geosciences majors. X429e, Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology is a discipline-specific option for X429.

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X429e Hydrology and Environmental Geology

Dates: June 17-July 31, 2018

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

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EAS G700 Structural Analysis

Dates: August 2-13, 2018
Credits: 3
Note: this course is physically demanding.

G700 3-D Structural Analysis is designed to provide an intense 12-day field based program taught at the Indiana University Geological Field Station. The seminar will focus on the creation of a 3-D model that can be studied and restored using state of the art software packages.

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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, ConocoPhillips, and the alumni of the X429 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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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


field station address:
633 s. boulder road, cardwell, montana 59721
phone: 406-287-3323