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Wichita State University offers Geology Field Camp through GEOL 640 (Field Geology), a four week field-intensive experience in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and Montana. This capstone course is an outdoor laboratory for students to test geologic concepts, to learn how to interpret the rock and fossil record, visualize three dimensional geologic relationships, make and interpret geologic maps by various methods, and evaluate data used to make maps.

The prerequisites for this course are Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and a field methods course. Please see links below for more information regarding Wichita State's Field Camp. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me.

Dr. Will Parcell

Field School Director


Field Camp Information

updated for 2016


Previous Camps


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Wichita State's Geology Field Camp would like to thank donations from alumni and friends, in particular:

  • Richard Stoneburner Field Camp Fund
  • Thornton Anderson Field Camp Fund

Our ability to study the varied geology of the Bighorn Basin and greater Yellowstone area would not be possible without the permission of landowners and federal agencies. Thanks are extended to:

  • American Summits LLC
  • Northwest College, Main Campus
  • A.L. Mickelson Field Station, Northwest College
  • Bureau of Land Management, USDOI
  • Shoshone National Forest, US Forest Service
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park


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