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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

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GEOL G129 Introductory Geology in the Field

Note: This class is cancelled for summer 2017.

G129 is intended to provide students with a broadly-balanced approach to the fundamental concepts that are at the heart of any study of the Earth.

Lectures and field work will focus on the interactive nature of chemical, physical, and biological processes that have shaped our planetary environment during the past 4.5 billion years.

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trip to Glacier National Park

GEOL G429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains

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

The Field Station’s flagship course, G429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains, is the frequently required capstone course for advanced college geosciences majors. If you are interested in an environmental component for Summer 2017, please consider adding G429e, Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology as a discipline-specific option for G429.

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trip to Yellowstone

GEOL X479 Geochemistry and Hydrology in the Rocky Mountains

This 400–level, highly interdisciplinary course is taken by students as part of degree requirements for a major in environmental geoscience.

This class is cancelled for summer 2017. If you are interested in an environmental component for Summer 2017, please consider adding G429e, Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology as a discipline-specific option for G429.

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Glacier National Park

GEOL G700 Structural Analysis

Dates: August 3-14, 2017
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 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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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Indiana University, Bloomington IN 47405

Phone: 812-855-1475

Email: iugfs@indiana.edu

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

phone: 812-855-1475

email: iugfs@indiana.edu

field station address:
633 s. boulder road, cardwell, montana 59721
phone: 406-287-3528