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75 Years of Geoscience Field Education

The summer of 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the OSU geology field camp
located near Cañon City, Colorado. Join one of the finest field courses in the country, where students learn a mix of traditional and modern geoscience field methods. The surrounding area provides opportunities for hiking, camping and other exciting activities during free time!

Traditional and Modern Geoscience Field Methods

Students learn a foundation of traditional mapping and measurement methods before gaining experience in modern instrumentation and data collection.

Traditional orienteering and geologic mapping exercises

Stratigraphic section measurement of Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks

Digital mapping exercises designed to give students experience with modern field methods

Geophysical measurement, data processing, and interpretation, and applications to environmental geosciences

Local Adventures

Students have free time to explore the surrounding Front Range area, with plenty to do in Cañon City, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Denver.

Visit Royal Gorge!

One of Cañon City's most popular attractions, the geology here is spectacular!

Visit Garden of the Gods!

See the famous Fountain and Lyons formations turned upright!

Explore the Front Range!

The Rockies provide endless opportunity for adventure!

Visit Denver!

Denver has world-class restaurants, arts, and sports venues!

Want to know more?

Contact Dr. Brandon Spencer or Dr. Jim Puckette for information about the camp, or Shane O'Mealey for assistance with application and registration.
Head shots of Drs. Spencer and Dr. Puckette, and Shane O'Mealey
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