THE ROCKS REDISCOVERED: FIELD GEOLOGY AND THE HYDROGEOLOGIST
Analogous to learning languages, total immersion is the best way to learn geology, rather than from a mélange of disparate classroom field experiences. Summer geology field camp students live geology for six weeks, touring, mapping, drawing cross-sections, and seeing geologic relationships in an unparalleled way. By doing this, they develop a lifetime mental database of geological images without which geological clarity is hard to achieve.
Not seeing sufficient geology in the educational process results in hydrogeologic errors of judgment in the workplace. The root of hydrogeology is geology, and understanding geology in the field remains, despite technological advances, the root of the hydrogeology profession.