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IUGFS Courses Student Interviews
IUGFS facilities
Willow Creek Watershed
Research at the Field Station

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 of our course offerings. Our range of field–based programs, sustained by endowed funds, encompasses undergraduate and graduate classes, and extends through outreach to high school students, adults, and to professionals in geosciences–related areas.

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, and in supporting discovery and discourse on development of best practices in field geosciences through workshops and conferences.


May 2016

We are pleased to announce that 4 of this year’s 52 National Association of Geoscience Teachers / U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Summer Field Training Program (NAGT/USGS CSFTP) interns were nominated from IUGFS courses. From G429 this includes Emily Paine, Mattie Reid, and Meghan Toft and from G433 Meghan Thompson. The details of the students and their positions are given below.

Intern: Emily Paine
College: Rice University
Mentor: Nancy Simon and E. Terrence Slonecker>br /> Location: Reston, Virginia
Project: Characterizing individual cyanobacteria species using hyperspectral data

Intern: Mattie Reid
College: Bucknell University
Mentor: Scott Bennett
Location: Seattle, Washington
Project: Paleoseismologic and geologic investigations of active faults in the Pacific Northwest

Intern: Meghan Thompson
College: Boston University
Mentor: Greg Boughton
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Project: Wyoming groundwater quality monitoring network

Intern: Meghan Toft
College: University of Massachusetts
Mentor: Gregory Walsh
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Project: Northeast bedrock mapping

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course offerings

G129/S129 Introductory Geology Taught in the Field
Dates: June 5-19, 2017. 3 credits.
Prerequisites: None

G429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains
Dates: June 18 – July 31, 2017. 6 credits.

NOTE: This course is physically demanding. Students should be in good health, capable of strenuous hiking on rugged terrain while carrying daypack and field gear.

G433 Geology, Hydrology and Geochemistry in the Rocky Mountains
Dates: June 19-July 30, 2017. 6 credits.

NOTE: This course is physically demanding. Students should be in good health, capable of strenuous hiking on rugged terrain while carrying daypack and field gear.

G700 Structural Analysis

DATES: August 2017, TBA (3 credits)

scholarship opportunities

In the summer of 2016, we offered more scholarships at higher award levels. We are able to do so because of the generous support of the ConocoPhillips Corporation, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and alumni of the G429 program.

We have instituted a tiered tuition format designed to provide the most cost–effective structure for both Indiana residents and non-residents. This fee structure has been designed with an expanded scholarship program to ensure that qualified students can participate in our courses without undue financial hardship.

For more details of the various scholarships funding sources please follow this link. This information can also be found on the scholarships tab.

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 donate to IUGFS, click on "Give Now" to view the funding opportunities.
contact information

IU Geologic Field Station
1001 E. Tenth St. Bloomington, IN 47405
phone: 812-855-1475 fax: 812-855-1947

[To students at the field station]
IU Geologic Field Station
Attn: [Student Name]
633 S. Boulder Rd. Cardwell, MT 59721
phone: 406-287-3528

Emergency Phone: 406-287-3323 - Office, Field Station

The Field station coordinates:
45 degrees 43’ 41.49" N, 111 degrees 58’ 09.08" W

Google Earth map of the Field Station