SOUTH AFRICA FIELD CAMP

Michigan Technological University

2016 CAMP DATES

 

WINTER CAMP

Jan 3- Jan 31

credits: $7904

CEUs: $5,500

 

SUMMER CAMP

May 12 - June 8

credits: $7904

CEUs: $5,500

 

(prices in US dollars)

Africa Field Camp

 

Field camp will be held in South Africa for 4 weeks (28 days) beginning in early May. See the box at the top right for dates. This is a 6-credit 4-week field course. (Click here for an equivalent version of this camp that is offered for CEU's at a reduced price.)

 

The camp is designed to teach students the fundamentals of geologic mapping using modern tools and methods. You will use GPS and GIS as well as apps from your iPhone (or equivalent) to map rocks and sediments quickly and efficiently. You will learn about earth history in a part of the world you rarely hear about in your stateside clasees. And you will see firsthand some of the best geology in the world. The Western Cape in South Africa has excellent exposures of rocks ranging in age from Proterozoic to Paleozoic (Ladismith in the Karoo) to Modern (Langebaan on the Atlantic Coast).

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1-3: Paleozoic section near Cape Town for 3 days 

Day 4-8: Langebaan (5 dayts) for mapping exercises in Recent sediments,

Day 9-13: Gordon's Bay (5 days), map Paleozoic rocks 

Day 14-25: Ladismith for (12 days); map Mesozoic sediments

Day 26-28: Cape Town; climb Table Mtn., visit Sea Point

 

Camp Locations

 

What-to-bring

 

Innoculations

Info Sheets