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ESS Summer field camp is a six week course that is held at the Western Montana College in Dillon, Montana, early in the Summer quarter. The class is 12 credits and is usually taken after the junior year. It consists of geological field work, and projects are done both in groups and individually under the supervision of faculty and TA's. There are also field trips to other locations such as Yellowstone Park. Students stay in a dormitory and take their meals there. The costs include tuition, room & board. In 2010 the cost of field camp was around $1380, not including incidental expenses. For more information, see the ESS 400 course manual.

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Students observing the Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone NP

Students take a lunch break on the first day Group Picture 2001
Stu is always available for help The first day in the field Lost in the field
Bird's eye view of a mapping area A day off at the Clark Canyon Reservoir In the Grand Tetons
Tour of the Stillwater Mining Company Mapping  Quaternary deposits Scramble in the Grand Tetons

More Field and Research Projects.