Geology Program Field Trips
An important part of the geosciences is experiencing the results and processes of the Earth in their natural setting – the field!
As such, field trips play an integral part of all of the geology classes. For example, the Physical Geology class routinely conducts two separate field trips: one along the Delaware River Valley from Trenton to the Lehigh Gap, and the second trip goes across Southern Jersey and into to the Greater Philadelphia area.
The Mineralogy class goes on a weekend trip to the Adirondacks and also on a couple of day trips to mineral collecting localities. The Petrology class also takes a weekend trip to Rhode Island to Shamokin Pennsylvania. The Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course goes to the Ohio Valley for a weekend.
Additionally, the Geology Club routinely takes an extended trip at the end of the Spring semester in May. In the past, these trips gone to a variety of locations in the Western United States such as Big Bend National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, White Sands New Mexico, and many others. They have also gone to Newfoundland and Iceland.