The Hydrogeology Field Course offered by the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University is one of very few hydro-technical programs in the United States. The program, developed in 1987, is directed by Tom Howe. This applied course has trained hundreds of students from around the nation and abroad. The Hydrogeology Field Course teaches the following skills: aquifer testing, environmental surface geophysics, groundwater sampling and monitoring, HAZWOPER training, remediation and well drilling and installation. The majority of the geophysical testing, field work and training for this course is conducted at the Asylum Lake research and training site, which was developed to provide advanced field work and hands-on experience.
July 5 through Aug. 12, 2016
NOTE: Summer 2016 enrollment began on February 1 and is already full. You can still apply, but please be advised that your application will be placed on a waiting list.
- Course modules: Course descriptions and instructors
- Course structure, grading and equipment requirements
- Tuition and fees
- Asylum Lake Field Site
- Registration: Who should apply, eligibility, (pre)registration instructions and selection criteria
- Logistical support: Housing, child care, parking
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