Lunar Science and Exploration
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration

Program Description

September 23–30, 2015

The Field Training and Research Program at Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field, New Mexico is a week-long field class and research project in and around the famous McCartys lava flow. The goal of the field camp will be to introduce students to basaltic volcanism and physical volcanology and to provide them with an opportunity to assist with a research project in the volcanic field. Skills developed during field camp should better prepare students for their own thesis studies of volcanic provinces on Earth, the Moon, Mars, or any other Solar System planetary surface where basaltic volcanism has occurred. This field camp is being organized under the auspices of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, which is designed, in part, to train a new generation of explorers for the Moon and beyond.

Students are responsible for transportation to Albuquerque, NM. Transportation will be provided from Albuquerque to Grants, NM, which will be our base of operations.  Students will be responsible for lodging and other costs while in Grants, although organizers may be able to arrange assistance for U.S. participants.  Additional logistical details will be provided to selected participants.