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Water World 

Geology and Geological Engineering Camp

Water is key to human life and ensuring that clean freshwater resources remain available represents a great challenge in the modern world. In this camp, students will learn about both the natural and human-caused processes that control water quality with a focus on the Black Hills region. Camp activities will include:

  1. An overview of the hydrologic cycle and where water comes from
  2. Hands-on experience collecting and interpreting water quality data from local streams
  3. Investigation of the chemical processes controlling water quality
  4. Discussion of techniques used to clean up contaminated water resources

The Water World summer day camp will also give high school students insight into career opportunities focused on water, both globally and locally. We will also get to interact with local professionals involved in water-based careers.

Join our Department of Geology and Geological Engineering faculty for this exciting summer day camp! Camp will run 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Lunch will be provided for campers.

Thursday at 1:00 PM we invite parents to come on campus for a cookie reception followed by a campus visit for the family.

Scholarships Available:
Scholarships are available for Native American students to cover the cost of the camp. Please contact Dr. Sarah Keenan if you are interested in applying!
sarah.keenan@sdsmt.edu

ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

All prospective campers must complete the following items before their summer camp application will be complete.

  1. Submit the online registration
  2. Make full payment. Camper’s spot will only be held for two weeks by registration unless payment is made
  3. Submit waivers

Cancellation Policy:

To receive a refund, notice must be given to Shelli Grinager at Shelli.Grinager@sdsmt.edu or 605-394-6144 with the cancelation 30 days before camp.

REGISTER NOW

Cost: $200
2021-2022 Grades: 8th-12th
July 18 -21, 2022

  • Day Camp 9AM - 4:30PM
  • Lunch is provided 
  • Registration 8:30AM July 18
  • Parent Reception Thursday 1:00PM

For more information:

Contact Admissions
(605) 394-6144
Youth.Programs@sdsmt.edu

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The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, teaching geologygeological engineering and paleontology

Water World Headshot Dr. KeenanDr. Keenan’s research group uses geochemistry, microbial ecology, paleontology, and soil biogeochemistry to address a variety of questions relevant to element cycling in modern and ancient systems, the composition and structure of modern and fossil bone, and the roles that microorganisms play in bone alteration (and preservation). Our work spans various depositional settings, geologic times, and disciplines to better understand our Earth.

 

 Water World Headshot Dr. BeelerDr. Beeler is a research scientist who operates instrumentation to help researchers at South Dakota Mines characterize the chemistry of their samples including waters, rocks, soils, and manufactured materials. His personal research focuses on understanding the interactions between microorganisms and their environment act and how these interactions have changed through geologic time.

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