Want to get into the field? No experience required.
At Stanford Earth, we recognize that field education is a fundamental component of undergraduate education and an integral part of professional development for Earth scientists and engineers. In the field, you will learn to understand Earth’s dynamic processes and develop your observational, spatial, and problem-solving skills.
From one-day exploratory trips to a 10-week course in Hawaii, field experiences are available for students at all levels -- from undergraduates with no background who want to learn about the natural world to majors and graduate students in the geosciences.
This weekend trip along the Pacific Coast exposes students to local beaches, landforms, and geology. Camp overnight in tents along the coast. No experience needed, food and camping equipment will be provided. Interested students complete this form.
Observe earthquake faults and erosion in the Bay Area, and their effects upon landscapes. Learn about landslides and tectonic processes in the valleys, mountains, and coastal areas around Stanford. No previous experience needed.
This spring quarter weekend field trip takes students to geothermal, bioenergy, and natural gas field sites in Northern California. No prior experience needed. Freshmen get priority.
Over the course of two day-long field trips to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, students will learn and implement hands-on skills for conducting research outdoors in the natural environment. No previous field-work experience necessary. Interested students complete this form.
This four-day field trip combines exploration of regional geology, ecology, and environmental history with guided drawing exercises in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Students will gain an appreciation for how scientific and aesthetic perspectives enhance one another in the study of nature. No previous experience required. Preference for freshmen and sophomores. Interested students complete this form.