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2014 Field Camp
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An integrative geosciences capstone course involving a broad range of applied field techniques and procedures. Students will not only be evaluated in the field on traditional field methods such as measuring and describing stratigraphic sections, correlating stratigraphic sections, interpretation of ancient depositional environments, making geologic maps, mapping structural features, they will also complete projects on applied environmental geophysics using MagMapper, Surfer, and Grapher computer modeling, GPS, and ArcView GIS.
Field Camp heads west to Colorado and Utah, and will be taught by Dr. Kenneth R. Neuhauser and Dr. Chunfu Zhang. Mapping projects cover large and small sites beginning with simple to more complex in Dinosaur National Park and the San Rafael Swell of Utah, as well as in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. These projects involve the use of bruntons, topographic and air photo base maps, and stereonets. Products [which you may keep] include geologic maps, composite stratigraphic sections, and structural and stratigraphic cross sections, as well as supplemental interpretive reports. You will also use a Geometrics cesium magnetometer in conjunction with GPS and GIS databases, Surfer, and ArcView GIS in an applied geophysics and scientific writing project on the FHSU campus. Note: Field Camp is physically demanding - you must be in shape. At times you will be required to hike up rugged rocky slopes at elevations as low as 6000 feet up to 11,000 feet in hot weather. So, be sure you are prepared for such respiratory demands. A typical daily routine begins with breakfast at 7:00 am, in-field projects until 4 or 5 pm, followed by supper. Evenings consist of in-camp study time in department tents or dorms. Campsites will be in national parks and private campgrounds. You will also have access to showers, laundry, phone, etc. at most of the campgrounds, with a few exceptions - see itinerary for specifics. You will also have a mineral, rock, and fossil exam at the end of camp.
Download document with complete information on field camp including overview, itinerary, how to enroll, what to bring, and other important information.
How to Enroll:
If you are already an FHSU student enrolled in Dr. Neuhauser's Field Methods you will pre-enroll as you normally do using Tiger Tracks. You will also need to submit a $100 commitment deposit, complete field camp forms, and make your final fee payment as outlined in the information provided to you.
If you are not an FHSU student enrolled in Field Methods during the spring semester please complete the following steps:
You will be officially enrolled when the following is complete: the field camp fee-balance and full tuition payments arrive and enrollment has been approved by Dr. Neuhauser.
Dr. Kenneth R. Neuhauser, Director FHSU Geology Field StudiesProfessor of GeosciencesDepartment of GeosciencesFort Hays State University600 Park StreetHays, KS 67601