Geology Field Camp Provides Students with Real-World Experience

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 21 2002

Geology Field Camp Provides Students with Real-World Experience

Athens, W.Va. - Students in the field of geology will gain valuable field experience during the summer of 2003. A summer field camp with Dr. Joseph Allen, a geology professor at Concord College is being scheduled to augment classroom learning. The field camp is open to Concord and area students who have at least 12 hours of geology courses and one year of introductory geology classes (geology 101 and 302) plus an additional upper-level lab course.

The summer field camp gives students the basic skills necessary to interpret geology in a real-world setting. The field camp includes six days of camping with geologic mapping in the Sierra Nacimeniento in northern New Mexico, the Sawatch and Mosquito Ranges in central Colorado, the Colorado National Monument, and Arches National Park at Moab, Utah. There will also be additional visits to nearby national parks and monuments.

The cost of the trip is $800, which includes transportation and lodging, a bargain compared with the price of other college’s field camps. A deposit of $150 is due on March 9, 2002. Dr. Allen says the trip is, "a capstone course that really teaches students how to apply technical material learned in the classroom to a real-world field experience."

Anyone interested in the field camp should contact Dr. Joseph Allen at 1-304-384-5238 or for more information.


Concord College Notes: Jessica Taylor wrote this press release. Her hometown is Beckley, West Virginia. She is majoring in English/writing with a minor in journalism. Her anticipated graduation date is May 2003.

Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.