Geology field trips
Field trips are an essential part of the geology program. Being out in the field is where students learn the most, applying concepts they've learned in the classroom, and have a bit of fun. Trips are often run with both upper and lower level classes, giving lower level students a chance to learn from faculty as well as students with more field experience and creates a true sense of camaraderie.
The Storm Forecasting and Observation Program is designed to teach students how to observe weather patterns and predict changes in the weather by applying their classroom learning to the forecasting and observation of actual storms. The program is scheduled to coincide with the climatological peak for tornado occurrence in the United States (late May into early June).