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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 60–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.

GSA ExxonMobil Excellence Award

GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award

The GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award for 2012 was awarded to the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station of Indiana University. The award is given in recognition of the awareness, diversity, and technical excellence of one geology field camp instructor. more

Financial News

In the summer of 2013, we offered more scholarships and higher award levels for scholarships than in previous years. We were 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.

Other Users of the IUGFS Facility

Paleontological Society 2014 Stratigraphic Paleobiology Field Course (website).

scholarship opportunities

Scholarship applications are made available to students once they have applied and been accepted for a course at the Field Station. Scholarships range from $100 to $1500 and are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit.

course offerings

NOTE: AFTER October 1 we will begin accepting applications for the 2015 field season.

G433 Geology, Hydrology and Geochemistry in the Rocky Mountains.
Dates: TBA for 2015. 6 credits.

G429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains
Dates: TBA for 2015. 6 credits.

G129/S129 Earth Sciences: Materials and Processes IS CANCELLED FOR THE 2014 FIELD SEASON
Dates: TBA for 2015. 3 credits.
None. This course is open to all University students as well as incoming freshman.

contact information

IU Geologic Field Station
Attn: Karla Lewis
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

iugfs location map