Field Trips

Arches

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 2020: Geology of Utah and New Mexico (Profs. Triplett and Gulbranson)
  • Spring Break 2019: Geology of the southern Appalachians (Prof. Bartley)
  • Spring Break 2018: Geology of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks (Prof. McFadden)
  • Spring Break 2017: Geology of Big Bend National Park and Carlsbad Caverns (Prof. Welsh)
  • 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)