Environmental Field Camp

May 13 - 28, 2019


3 semester credits


Application deadline; December 31, 218


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Cost: $3,495.00 undergraduate and $3,995.00 graduate. Includes tuition, all fees, transportation from Rapid City, lodging and food.  Deposit of $400 is due at registration. No camping

  • Important Dates: May 13, 8:00 AM- Meet at SDSM&T. If you are arriving on Sunday, May 12 let us know so we can arrange for lodging in Rapid City.

  • May 28: Students leave

This is an environmental field course that provides students with an intense 3-week field and laboratory experience. The course has been designed to enhance education and training for geology and environmental science and engineering students.

Most environmental field problems have a strict geologic control including surface-water and ground-water flow, soil and rock properties related to formation and exposure to structural processes, contamination pathways along or beneath the land surface, and natural vs. introduced sources.

In this course, undergraduate students and post-graduate students requiring additional training will be introduced to current field and laboratory methods that are utilized to delineate, define, and characterize environmental field problems.  The following topics will be explored:

  • Ground-water contamination
  • Aquifer protection
  • Slope stability
  • Environmental and geologic hazards, including flooding
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Field experience related to problem definition, sampling protocol, and sample acquisition
  • Hands-on experience in field sampling techniques for soils and water
  • Hands on experience in quality control and sample preparation
  • Students will gain experience in data analysis, preparation of maps, and report writing.



Please contact BHNSFS at (605) 431-1275 or nuri.uzunlar@sdsmt.edu for more information

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