Field Trips

Field trips are one of the perks of taking geology classes at Gustavus!  Almost every class has a day-long, weekend or week-long trip so you can get out and see the world.  Geology field trips also take place during spring break, and some geology majors participate in summer-long field experiences in Minnesota or elsewhere around the country. Some semester study abroad programs offer opportunities for geology majors, and the department allows appropriate coursework from approved international programs to apply toward the major.  On special occasions, a Geology prof leads a January "interm" trip to Hawaii, the Caribbean or elsewhere.

Recent and upcoming geology field trips

  • Spring Break 2016: Geology of West Texas and New Mexico (Prof. Bartley)
  • Spring Break 2015: Geology of Utah and New Mexico (Prof. Triplett)
  • 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)

 

 

 

 

 

Field trip reminiscing

  • 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 2008: Geology and Ecology of the Southwest (Prof. Gishlick)
  • Spring Break 2007: Geology of Big Bend National Park (Prof. Laabs)
  • J-term 2007: Geology and Natural History of Hawaii (Prof. Welsh)
  • Spring Break 2006: Geology of the Appalachian Mountains
  • J-term 2006: Geology and Natural History of Hawaii (Prof. Welsh)
  • J-term 2006: Geology and Ecology of the Southwest (Prof. Laabs)
  • Spring Break 2005: Geology of west Texas and southern New Mexico (Prof. Laabs)