Field Training and Research Program in the San Francisco Volcanic Field

The LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration is pleased to announce the 2022 edition of the Field Training and Research Program in the San Francisco Volcanic Field, near Flagstaff, Arizona. The program is a week-long field geology course in and around sites used by the instructor to train astronauts and used by NASA for lunar mission simulations. The goal of the field camp is to introduce students to basaltic volcanism and physical volcanology in a bimodal volcanic field with a stratovolcano. The program also provides students an opportunity to assist with a research project in the volcanic field. Skills developed during the 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.

Application Deadline:  February 18, 2022
Selection Notification: March 4, 2022
Field Camp Arrival:  May 7, 2022
Field Camp Session:  May 8–13, 2022
Field Camp Departure: May 14, 2022

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