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Summer Camp:  Geology Rocks!

Are you ready to dig into Geology?

Students in this hands-on career camp will experience all of the geology the Black Hills area has to offer. Get prepared to sleep under the stars and camp your way through the Black Hills as you make friends and learn about geology, and geological engineering!

From the ancient rock layers of the Black Hills, to the crystals and natural formations of area caverns and the fossils in the Badlands, the unique geology of the area makes Geology Rocks! a one-of-a-kind camp available only at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Topics that students will learn about -- through real experiences or hands-on learning activities -- include:

  • Minerals, rocks and fossils
  • Basic geology
  • Oil and gas exploration and production
  • Topographic maps
  • Geologic maps
  • Water, landslides, and earthquakes
  • Volcanoes and magmas
  • Geology of the Black Hills
  • The creation of mountains and landforms

The Geology Rocks! youth camp provides high school students the opportunity to learn about potential careers in the geosciences.  Campers observe the world-renowned Black Hills geology and the role it plays in surface and ground-water quality, geologic hazards, mineral resources, and paleontology and paleontological resource management.  

The experiences in this camp will inspire students to complete degrees so they can fill important jobs in the minerals industry (a staple in the Black Hills for over 125 years), paleontology and resource protection, petroleum exploration, environmental regulation, and geotechnical engineering.

Continental Camp Sponsor Geology Rocks! is sponsored by Continental Resources. This camp includes a visit and discussion from a geologist who works at Continental Resources.


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Date: July 8-13, 2018
Cost: $975
Grades: 9-12 

  • Includes camp, activities, supplies, room and board
  • $300 registration fee, applied to cost of program
  • Minimum enrollment must be met
  • See camp schedule & other forms

For more information

Contact Youth Camp Coordinator,
TAYLOR DAVIS
(605) 394-1261
Taylor.Davis@sdsmt.edu


Katzenstein, Kurt

Brought to you by —

The SD Mines Department of Geology and Geological Engineering,  teaching geology, geological engineering and paleontology

The Geology Rocks! Camp is directed by Dr. Kurt Katzenstein who is involved in important research assessing natural hazards such as landslides and rockfalls.  A true rock expert!


SD Mines has outstanding facilities for geological research including the  Martin Paleontology Research Laboratory and Museum of Geology.


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