Field Opportunities

Four students sitting in the grass on a hill.

Summer field camp in Wyoming

Sometimes the best classroom settings aren’t classrooms at all. Fieldwork is an essential part of the Albion College Earth and Environment experience. You’ll travel to diverse locations around the U.S. and meet people who are working in research, environmental protection and sustainability causes.

Field opportunities include our annual Regional Geology Field trips, the biennial five-week field camp in northwestern Wyoming, field labs, and research opportunities. Recent faculty and student field research has taken us to Antarctica, Svalbard, western China, Wyoming, California, and South Dakota.

  • Summer Field Camp: biennial field course in Wyoming
  • Regional Field Trips: spring-semester 8-14 day trips, U.S. and abroad (2018, Wisconsin/Upper Peninsula of Michigan; 2017, Hawaii; 2016, Maine)
  • Other Course Field Trips: course and geology club field trips
  • Student Research Opportunities: undergraduate research in geology