Students (Rising 9th-12th) 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 in 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:
Discussion of minerals, rocks and fossils, and their relation to Black Hills geologic history:
Geologic hazards such as: landslides and volcanoes
Geology of the Black Hills
The creation of mountains and land-forms
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.
The experiences in this camp will inspire students to complete degrees so they can fill important jobs in the minerals industry under the scope of geology and geological engineering.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None
Academic General Academics Science
Outdoor Activities Hiking
Other Activities Geology
Location & Contact
Camp Address South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 E. Saint Joseph St. Rapid City SD, 55701 United States
Winter Address South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 E. Saint Joseph St. Rapid City, SD, 55701 United States