Field Trips

Field trips are an essential part of our curriculum. Students develop their problem solving abilities and a keen sense of geological concepts through field experiences. Listed below are some of the field trips that are a regular part of our courses. Students also gain experiences through research and internships.

Central Pennsylvania – geological mapping and land use planning.

Sterling Hill Mine, New Jersey – mineralogy, petrology, and economic geology

Georgia – modern coastal processes

Kentucky – sedimentary environments and environmental geology

West Virginia/Virginia/Maryland – tectonics and sedimentary basins

Catskill Mountains, New York – structural geology

Northwest Pennsylvania – glacial geology, hydrogeology, stratigraphy & sedimentology coastal processes along Lake Erie, bedrock fractures