Field Camp Awards & Scholarships
J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarships
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
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
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
the summer field season. It is based on safety awareness, diversity, and technical excellence.
Short-Term Field Opportunities
The application deadline for spring/summer 2020 opportunities passed on 13 January 2020, so most
parks are no longer accepting applications. However, please check the opportunities list to see
which parks are still in need of more applications.
The National Park Service (NPS) Geoscientists-in-the-Parks
(GIP) program works with partners to match college students and recent graduates with short-term,
opportunities in national parks and their supporting offices.
Spring/Summer 2020 application deadline: 2 February.
America is a program of the Geological Society of America that partners with the BLM and U.S. Forest
offer short-term, paid geoscience opportunities on federal lands.
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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.