Field Experiences

Short-Term Field Opportunities

NPS Scientists in Parks

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Deadline: 12 June, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time for winter projects

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

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

 
 

GeoCorps™ America

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For opportunities posted outside of our regular season, please check the project description for relevant deadlines.

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 BLM and U.S. Forest Service to offer short-term, paid geoscience opportunities on federal lands.

 
 
 

Field Camp Awards & Scholarships

J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarships

Deadline to apply: 25 March 2022

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 2022

 

GSA Field Camp Excellence Award

Deadline to apply: 25 March 2022

This $10,000 award is given each year to a six week traditional geology field camp that teaches the fundamentals of geology and can be used to assist with the summer field season. It is based on safety awareness, diversity, and technical excellence.

 

GSA/ExxonMobil Bighorn Basin Field Award

The Bighorn Basin Field Award will not be offered in 2022.

 

Special addition to the 2022 J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarships: GSA partner Brunton will provide each recipient with a new Orange Standard Transit! Maker of the essential geologist's instrument, Brunton aims to inspire, educate, and support professional pursuits in the sciences. GSA is proud to work with a company so aligned with its own mission.

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Other Field Programs

EarthCache™

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.