Bare Earth Elements: The field camp experience in photos

by Timothy Oleson
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

For the August issue of EARTH, I wrote about some of the ways in which geology's longstanding rite of passage — field camp — has changed over the years, as well as how it has remained the same. In the process of researching and reporting the story, I had the great pleasure to speak with past and present field camp directors (a couple of whom I knew already from my own time as a graduate student) about the camps they oversee and about their experiences both attending and leading field camps. I also collected many more photographs than we could run with the story, so I thought I'd put together a slideshow to showcase a few more. Enjoy!

For even more shots from field camp, check out the "Life in the Field" photo contest that the American Geosciences Institute's GeoConnection sponsored a few years ago. And, for students or others interested in field camp, check out lists of current field camp programs here and here.

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