The Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp is a six-week capstone course designed to prepare students for successful careers in the geosciences. We emphasize scientific methodology and traditional techniques that provide a strong foundation for the broad range of modern technologies used by today’s industry, academic, government and private workforces. Students learn to develop research strategies, collect field observations and measurements, compile detailed rock descriptions, measure stratigraphic sections, and construct geologic maps and cross sections.
Our field exercises are located in geologically ideal locations in the Wasatch and Uinta mountains of Utah, the San Rafael Swell of southeastern Utah, and the Carlin-type gold deposits of Nevada.
The Wasatch-Uinta Field Camp was established in 1967 by the University of Minnesota. The camp is operated by a consortium that currently includes the University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois, and Michigan State University.