Young Geoscientists Field Course

The Young Geoscientists Field Course will take students on an adventure across the state of Texas and into New Mexico.  The Field Courses will expose students to the exciting geology of Texas and to many sites that are visited by only a few people.

The Field Courses are presented to students via coursework and hands-on fieldwork.  The trips are led by Jackson School geology professors and research scientists.  High school science teachers, industry professionals, Jackson School students, and GeoFORCE college students are there to encourage and motivate the students.  Students will visit rock quarries, hunt for ancient life, sail on a research ship, explore caves and slide down sand dunes, all while studying the geology of the area.

Students will learn science by doing science.  They will gain confidence and skill, and form lasting friendships, all while exploring places that many Texans never get the chance to see.

Take a look at where students in the Young Geoscientists Field Course are going this summer.

10th Grade – Austin and Port Aransas, TX

11th and 12th Grade – West Texas and New Mexico

  • “I have seen sights that have taken my breath away completely, met people who can make me laugh until my stomach hurts, and learned about amazing wonders of this country.”