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 "One cannot explore the earth's surface from an observatory, nor by mathematics,
nor by the power of logic. It must be done physically."

Gustavus Cheyney Doane (1840–1892)



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 2015 enrollment is full.

To be put on waiting list, please complete preliminary interest form.

Interested in 2015 Field Camp? Click above button and complete form.


Field Camp Information



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

  • American Summits LLC
  • Bureau of Land Management, USDOI
  • Northwest College Main Campus
  • A.L. Mickelson Field Station, Northwest College


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