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Advanced Field School


The Advanced Field School mixes remote wilderness camping and rigorous geological training in the desert of southern Nevada and eastern California. During the four week duration of field school, students will study spectacular geology, see amazing scenery and build long-lasting relationships.

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The Advanced Field School is designed as a capstone course for senior undergraduate geology students. Students develop expertise in the field study of structural geology, stratigraphy, igneous-metamorphic geology and most importantly geological mapping. Southern Nevada and eastern California is an ideal teaching laboratory with incredible geologic variation from active volcanoes and faults to Precambrian gneissic complexes to classic examples of fold and thrust belts and exceptional bedrock exposure. Our mobile camp  allows us to access the best examples of a variety of geologic settings and thematic mapping exercises.