Field Experiences


J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarships

Application deadline: 31 March.

This award is for undergraduate students to attend summer field camp. Students will be awarded $2,000 each to attend the field camp of their choice based on diversity, economic/financial need, and merit.

Geology Field Camps 2023

Short-Term Field Opportunities

NPS Scientists in Parks

SIP logo

 Summer 2023 applications closed on 22 January. Apply now for a late-breaking winter 2023 position.

The summer 2023 application for Scientists in Parks is hosted by the Stewards Individual Placement Program. Click the button below to learn more.

Scientists in Parks provides immersive, science-related, career-building experiences in partnership with the National Park Service.


GeoCorps™ America

GeoCorps America logo

 Applications closed on 3 February.

Trying to apply for a project? We recommend logging into the application first and adding projects from there.

GeoCorps America is a program of the Geological Society of America that partners with the Bureau of Land Management and USDA Forest Service to offer short-term, paid geoscience opportunities on federal lands.


More Field Camp Awards & Scholarships

GSA Field Camp Excellence Award

The GSA Field Camp Excellence Award will not be offered in 2023.

GSA/ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Award

The Bighorn Basin Field Award will not be offered in 2023.


Other Field Programs


Let the Earth be Your Teacher

The very first EarthCache ("EarthCache I" [GCHFT2]) was placed by user "geoaware" on 10 Jan. 2004 on a headland in New South Wales, Australia. Since then, more than 6.3 million people have logged visits to EarthCache sites, and the number is growing exponentially. GSA is very proud to be part of the exciting geocaching community and hope we can continue to add value and wonderful Earth science experiences through the EarthCache program.