University of Alaska Fairbanks Geosciences Field Camp

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Geos F454 – Field Geology

8 weeks – 8 credits

The next field camp will take place in the summer of 2021

Open to non-UAF students

The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers a Geology Field Camp (Geos F454) in Alaska every summer during odd years. It is also open to non-UAF students.

The Geology Field Camp in Alaska is a truly unique experience. The instructors are UAF faculty members that are among the most field-oriented earth scientists in the nation, and have research projects in many remote areas of Alaska. The field course takes advantage of the great variety of different geologic settings offered by Alaska’s complex geology. Students are given the opportunity to develop field mapping skills in regions with volcanic, metamorphic and igneous rocks, clastic and carbonate sedimentary rocks, and complex structural relations. Different members of the faculty will join the students in each area to share their knowledge and experience.

The UAF Geology Field Camp will appeal to students who enjoy remote wilderness camping. The camp is unique in that the main study area in the Talkeetna Mountains is reached by bush plane. In this remote and mountainous setting, strenuous hiking is a daily activity, with full exposure to changing weather. Field mapping and camp life in general require cooperation and teamwork.

If you have any questions about the UAF Geology Field Camp please contact the Field Camp Director, Dr. Jochen Mezger at (907) 474-7809 or

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