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Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Earth, Air, & Water

Field Camp



UNL Geology Field Camp

Iowa State University/ UNL Geology Field Camp at Shell, Wyoming

The UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences combines with Iowa State University's Department of Geosciences to conduct our 6-week field camp at the Iowa State University Field Station, just outside of Shell, Wyoming at the base of the Big Horn Mountains and in the Big Horn Basin.

Field Camp 2006: May 28 - July 8

Scholarships, funded by our Alumni Advisory Board, are available to eligible UNL students. Scholarships are also available from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). Deadlines for these are early! In 2005, the deadline was Feb. 15.

Dr. Howard White of Kerr-Mcgee and Rick Chamberlain of Strategic Decisions visit us for a week each summer to share their expertise and lead field- and core-based exercises in petroleum exploration, water and environmental studies.

Upcoming Meetings

UNL Students will meet to discuss logistics, costs, scholarships offered by the department, dates for the camp and deadlines.

March 1 , 2006, Wednesday at 2:00 pm in Bessey Hall Room 219.
Dates and times for future meetings will be posted here and in the halls as soon as the meetings are arranged. Note new requirement: tetanus shots! You can get them at the University Health Center or your own doctor.

Upcoming Deadlines

Applications and deposits ($100) are due March 1, 2006. Send check with application to DeAnn Frisk at ISU. Final payments (to be determined by ISU Board of Regents early in 2006) will be due at the ISU office May 1, 2006. These costs apply to in-state Nebraska students only. Any non-Nebraskan student interested in our camp will get a better financial deal by applying through Iowa State University. Our field camp is co-conducted with ISU.

Dr. Erik Kvale, Field Camp Director