University of Southern Indiana

Field Trips

Field trip are an important part of a geology curriculum.  At USI, geology majors participate in class field trips and have the opportunity to be involved in an extended summer field excursion.  In the past few years, we have visited Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, and Big Bend.  These trips provide students with important hands-on learning experiences and opportunity to observe in person world-renowned geologic sites.  Finally, students incur minimal expense associated with these trips.


Students at the Grand Canyon on the Summer 2015 Field Excursion to the Colorado Plateau.

Students admiring the view along the Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon.

Students exploring the Jeffersonville Limestone (Devonian) at the Falls of the Ohio.

USI geology major Maria Wedding (Bengert) at the rim of Crater Lake (a volcanic caldera) in Oregon.  

USI geology majors observing sedimentological features preserved in the Tyee Formation (Eocene) near Sunset Bay along the Oregon coast.

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