Field Experiences

NPS Geoscientists-In-the-Parks

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Fall/winter 2020 application deadline: 15 June.

The National Park Service (NPS) Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match college students and recent graduates with short-term, paid opportunities in national parks and their supporting offices.



GeoCorps™ America

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



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Field Camp Awards & Scholarships

J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarships

Deadline: 27 March 2020

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.



GSA/ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Award

Due to recent events, ExxonMobil has let us know that they will not be able to offer the GSA/ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Experience for 2020.

GSA looks forward to partnering with ExxonMobil on future events and hopes to be able to offer this field experience again.

GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award

Deadline: 27 March 2020

This $10,000 award is given each year to a geology field camp that clearly focuses on the fundamentals of geologic mapping and field methods to assist with the summer field season. It is based on safety awareness, diversity, and technical excellence.



Short-Term Field Opportunities


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.