Learning by doing
Our researchers and students conduct research or engage in field learning on all seven continents and oceans. Any Stanford student may join a variety of programs, from two-day coastal geology Field Courses to multi-week Sophomore College field studies and Bing Overseas Seminars. We also offer a quarter-long field course in social and biophysical systems in Hawaii.
Our instructors immerse you in hands-on field experiences to understand Earth’s processes and develop your observational, spatial, and problem-solving skills.
Living on the Edge
Bay Area Landscapes and Tectonics
Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii
A quarter-long course for students interested in Earth systems, biology, geological sciences, and cultural anthropology. The 2022 program application will open in Winter 2022.
Coupled Human Natural Systems of Southeast Alaska, 2018
Water and Power in the Pacific Northwest 2017
Bing Overseas Seminars
Learn about the Earth while studying abroad and earning Stanford credit through the Bing Overseas Seminar Program (BOSP).