Back to Campus: Study Geology at University of Montana Western
Come to campus for a three-week program exploring the history, geology and ecology of the Northern Rocky Mountain region, with hands-on scientific and creative projects and journaling!
Program No. 23429RJ
21 days
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in university life, as you live and learn on campus during a special three-week program taught by an adjunct instructor of Geology at University of Montana Western. Embark on an educational and artistic discovery of the Northern Rocky Mountain region and Yellowstone National Park as you explore the area's rich railroading and mining history, geology and ecology during lectures, hands-on labs, scientific and creative journaling and projects with a professional artist. For a true college experience, you’ll eat, sleep and attend lectures on campus — plus take field trips to Clark Canyon and the Birch Creek Outdoor Education Center as you discover how a landscape's geologic bones can come together to form some of our nation’s greatest masterpieces.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Experiential learning program with most educational programming outdoors. Walking 2-3 miles on varied terrain. Elevations 5,240-8,000 ft.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience life on campus at the University of Montana Western, situated amid beautiful Northern Rocky Mountain ranges just outside the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
  • Explore the gems of Yellowstone National park, including Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon, as well as embark on a wildlife drive through northern part of the park.
  • Combine geological and creative study of the surrounding ecosystem during creative projects and studio time with a professional artist.
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Celine Beaucamp-Stout
Born and raised in the north of France, Celine’s passions for geology and exploring the world took her to the French Alps, where she earned her Bachelor's in Geology and Environmental Studies, and Montreal, where she received her Master's in Economic Geology. She has worked as an exploration geologist in Canada and an Open Pit Geologist and Geotechnical Engineer in Nevada. She moved to Montana in 2015, where she volunteers at the Forest Service office and is an instructor at the University of Montana Western.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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