Estimated Cost: $470 for students who enroll in NCS 2204

Needed: The ability to camp and hike

Maximum Group Size: Not specified

The GEO Earth Science Field Study provides an opportunity to fulfill a general education lab/science class requirement in a fun, hands-on manner. Students will travel from Detroit to various points out West.

In 2018, students will visit points of interest in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho. The “classroom” will include: Badlands National Park, the Black Hills, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park, as well as many other amazing places.

While away, the group will cook its own meals, camp in tents, stay in a cabin, and engage in education by hiking over and through some of the best geology to be found. The students will also keep journals describing what they see and learn from first-hand observation, trail lectures, interpretive centers, and readings.

For students who enroll in NSC 2204 – Natural Science Field Study, the course fee is $470. When tuition is included, the entire trip will cost approximately $2700, which also includes transportation, lodging, food, site passes, and lab fees.

For more information, contact Dr. Keith Huey at or Dr. David Brackney at