Other Departmental Field Trips

Field Trips integrated with lab-based Earth Science Courses

Georgian Bay Geo-Traverse. A four day circumnavigation of Georgian Bay for second-year students to supplement laboratory instruction in ES 2200A, 2201B, 2260A and 2265A.
Bancroft area, Ontario. Weekend field trip to supplement ES 3313A (Igneous Petrology).
Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Weekend field trip to supplement ES 4460A (Sedimentary environments).
Kingston area, Ontario. Weekend field trip to supplement ES 4460A (Sedimentary environments).
Medway Creek and Western campus, London. Day trips to supplement ES 3340A (Hydrogeology).
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Day trip to supplement laboratory material in ES 2266G (Evolution of Vertebrates).
Various sites in SW Ontario. Four single-day trips to supplement ES2130Y. Lithosphere structure of SW Ontario, rock and drill core examination, Quaternary sediments, modern hydrology, postglacial and modern shorelines.


SEG Field Excursions
Each year, the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) student chapter at Western typically organizes one or more, non-credit field trips to areas of economic mineralization. Trips in the last few years have included Nevada & Arizona, the southern Appalachians, the Adirondacks, Southeastern California, Marquette Iron Ranges, and a traverse of the Kapuskasing High.