Field Trips

Field trips are one of the perks of taking geology classes at Gustavus! January Interim off-campus courses travel to Hawaii or other national or international regions and provide opportunities for students to see spectacular and scenic examples of geology in new locations. Geology field trips also take place during spring break, and some geology majors take on field-based research projects in parts of the U.S. west. Some semester study abroad programs also offer opportunities for geology majors, and the department allows appropriate coursework from approved international programs to apply toward the major.

Recent and upcoming geology field trips

  • Spring break 2014: Geology of Big Bend National Park and Carlsbad Caverns (Prof. Welsh)
  • Spring break 2013: Geology of the South Eastern States (Prof. Bartley)
  • Spring break 2012: Geology of Southeastern Utah, Arches and Canyonlands Nat'l Parks (Prof. Triplett)
  • Spring break 2011: Geology of the Permian Basin, West Texas (Prof. Bartley)
  • Spring break 2010: Geology of Big Bend National Park and Carlsbad Caverns (Prof. Welsh)
  • J-term (2009): Geology and Ecology of the Southwest (Prof. Gishlick)
  • J-term (2007 and 2006): Geology and Natural History of Hawaii (Prof. Welsh)
  • Spring Break 2007: Geology of Big Bend National Park (Prof. Laabs)
  • J-term 2008: Geology and Ecology of the Southwest (Prof. Gishlick)
  • J-term 2006: Geology and Ecology of the Southwest (Prof. Laabs)
  • Spring Break 2006: Geology of the Appalachian Mountains
  • Spring Break 2005: Geology of west Texas and southern New Mexico (Prof. Laabs)