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Scenes From the Field

Fieldwork is an integral part of the Jackson School of Geosciences undergraduate experience, from Introduction to Geology to our cornerstone summer field courses. While other earth science programs have scaled back field offerings, we’ve ramped up ours, expanding courses in hydrogeology and marine geosciences.

Jackson School alumni and friends also highly value fieldwork: their financial support underwrites smaller trips and offsets the expense of longer summer field courses for hundreds of students.

These pictures are from the 2014 GEO 660, Hydrogeology, and Marine Geosciences & Geophysics (MG&G) field courses.

Undergraduate geophysics major Keith Young logs navigation information (MG&G).
Ph.D. candidate and teaching assistant Allan Jones with a snake at the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico (Hydrogeology).
Students start on a one-day project mapping volcanic rocks in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico (GEO 660).
UTIG marine technicians Steffen Saustrup and Dan Duncan work with undergraduate and graduate students to recover a vibracorer on the stern of the R/V Manta (MG&G).
Christina Andry (left), Robert Dennen (teaching assistant) and Meredith Bush (assistant instructor) finish a day’s work at the Sultan Creek mapping area near Silverton, Colorado (GEO 660).
Students at the Bandelier National Monument in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico (GEO 660).
Undergraduate students Becca Novelli and Aimee Ford hand auger to install a groundwater well near East Fork of the Jemez River in New Mexico (Hydrogeology).
Saygin Ileri interprets data from a well log (MG&G).
Students conduct an instream rhodamine dye tracer test near East Fork (Hydrogeology).