Field Camp at the University of Akron

Geology Field I Camp Itinerary

Date

Activity

May 25, 26

Travel to South Dakota (Geology stop second day at Ashfall in Nebraska)

May 27

Field Trip: Geology of Badlands National Park. Travel to Rapid City

May 28

Exercise 1: Measuring a stratigraphic section.  Geology of the Black Hills & Lower Paleozoic.

May 29

Exercise 1: Geology of the Black Hills including Upper Paleozoic

May 30

Field Trip: Southern Black Hills - Jewel Cave National Monument

May 31

Exercise 2 - Pace & Compass map I: Little Elk Creek

June 1

Field Trip:  Mt. Rushmore. Introduction to mapping igneous and metamorphic rocks.

June 2

DAY-OFF

June 3

Exercise 3 - Pace & Compass map II: Iron Mountain

June 4

Exercise 4: Outcrop mapping on a topographic base map: Nemo

June 5

Exercise 4: Outcrop mapping on a topographic base map: Nemo

June 6

Field Trip: Geology of the Powder River basin, including Devils Tower. Travel from Rapid City to Bearlodge, WY

June 7

Field Trip: Geology of the Bighorn Mountains. Introduction to Mesozoic section 

June 8

Travel from Bear Lodge to Powell, WY Introduction to Mesozoic section and mapping geologic structures 

June 9

Exercise 5: Mapping geologic structures in the Bighorn Basin.

June 10

Exercise 5: Mapping geologic structures in the Bighorn Basin.

June 11

Field Trip: Geology of the Rattlesnake Mts. Travel from Powell to Yellowstone National Park.

June 12

Geology of Yellowstone National Park and surrounding regions

June 13

Travel from Yellowstone National Park to Powell. Field Camp II arrives in Powell

June 14

Field camp 1 only - Travel to Sioux City, IA

June 15

Field camp 1 only - Travel to Akron, OH

Field Camp II Itinerary

June 13

Field Camp 2 Arrives in Powell, WY

June 14

Exercise 1: Cross section exercise

June 15

Exercise 2: Mesozoic stratigraphic column

June 16

Exercise 3: Goose Egg mapping

June 17

Exercise 3: Goose Egg mapping

June 18

Exercise 3: Goose Egg mapping

June 19

Day-Off

June 20

Travel to Rawlins, WY

June 21

Exercise 4: Seminoes stratigraphic column

June 22

Exercise 4: Seminoes stratigraphic column

June 23

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 24

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 25

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 26

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 27

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 28

Travel to Coralville, IA

June 29

Return to Akron