IU’s Judson Mead Geologic Field Station provides the best possible field-based learning and research opportunities for academic and professional geoscientists from around the world. We offer three courses for students: Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains (EAS X429), Field Geology Fundamentals in the Rocky Mountains (EAS X428), and Subdiscipline Concentrations (EAS X498).
Support for your field experience
We offer scholarships to the majority of our applicants through Indiana University. In the recent past, more than 80% of the students attending our courses have been awarded a scholarship. Many of our students also receive funding for their studies from outside organizations.
Leading-edge facilities in an awe-inspiring location
The Judson Mead Geologic Field Station is a world-class facility with a 70-year tradition and an experienced, award-winning faculty. Our location in the beautiful Tobacco Root Mountains in Cardwell, Montana, is unique with remarkably diverse geology spanning 3.5 Ga of Geologic history.
See for yourself
From Bloomington to Big Sky County
Our program is rigorous, but the work is worth it each day when you look around and marvel at the landscape before you. But, don’t take our word for it. Watch this video and see for yourself.