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2012 Field Camp Image Group Shot - Field Camp 2012 (Kim Smith) Please note UW ESS Field Camp is only open to matriculated UW students seeking an Earth & Space Sciences Degree. Students from other universities can not be accommodated due to space restrictions.

We recorded the informational meeting for students who couldn't attend: 2016 Student Informational Meeting

ESS 400 A - 6 Week Field Course

This is our traditional field course with 6 weeks of field work in Montana. Projects include mapping, constructing a stratigraphic column, and learning field techniques in fluvial geomorphology. You can find more information at the course website at: https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1049225

Quick Info

Instructors: Mike McGroder
Dates: June 26-August 6, 2016
Costs:

  • Tuition (est, resident) $3,905
  • Room and Board (double) $1398 + $48 facility fee
  • Incidental Costs (est) $300

Prerequisites: ESS 211, 212, 213 and one of ESS 311, 312, 313, or 314 or permission of the instructor Ideal for: Students who wish to pursue field-based research in a graduate program should consider this option.

ESS 400 B - 3+3 Week Field Course

This is our new field course with 3 weeks of field work in Montana and 3 weeks of lab work in Seattle. Projects include mapping, digitizing maps, and learning practical GIS methods. You can find more information at the course website at: https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1049226

Quick Info

Instructors: Shane Schoepfer (Field) and Steven Walters (GIS)
Dates: June 13-17 (Seattle), June 19-July 9 (Montana), July 11-22 (Seattle), 2016
Costs:

  • Tuition (est, resident) $3,905
  • Room and Board (double) $691 + $24 facility fee
  • Incidental Costs (est) $150

Prerequisites: ESS 211, 212, 213 and one of ESS 311, 312, 313, or 314 or permission of the instructor. This field camp also requires ESS 420 in addition to the standard prerequisites.

Ideal for: Students who are interested in a mix of field-based and geospatial analytic skills in their graduate or career pursuits.

Field Camp Resources

https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/ - GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholarships