A standard field day begins with a wake-up bell at 6:30 a.m., with breakfast served at 7 a.m. You’ll pack your own lunch in the morning before you leave for the field.
On most days we depart for the field promptly at 7:45 a.m., and the typical return time is 5:30 p.m. All travel is in university-owned, radio-equipped Suburbans that seat nine passengers. Most of the field areas in which we work are within a 45-minute drive of the Field Station, and we are typically away from the vehicles until the end of the day.
Work is usually done in small groups of 10-15 students with two or more faculty/staff per group, and student-staff ratios are always maintained at a level of about 7:1 (or better) to ensure extensive one-on-one teaching.
Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Faculty are typically available in the Lodge to assist you from 8 p.m. until 10 or 10:30 p.m. A few evening lectures are given, but this time is usually devoted to follow up on the day’s field work.