"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
The courses listed here were originally created and are still taught by Dr. Schmidt. Most are currently accessible to junior and senior students at Upper Dublin High School in Montgomery County, PA where he is a full time faculty member. Geology 491: Field Paleontology is an intensive, two week summer field course taught in cooperation with the Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute (now Elevation Science Institute) and Montana State University Billings where Schmidt is an adjunct professor. This course is open to undergraduate students everywhere. Students interested in GEO 491 should check out https://elevationscience.org/college-students for full details.
This course emphasizes principles of biology, chemistry, physics, and the geosciences to solve scientific problems as they relate to the law and criminal investigations. The course emphasizes real world applications but is not primarily intended for students considering a science career in higher education.
This course offers credit in both Science and Physical Education at UDHS. The course will emphasize hands-on assessment strategies in a broad range of topics related to survival and will require students to engage in extensive physically and mentally challenging activities throughout the course frequently in outdoor settings and in all seasons.
This course is an intensive, two week long university field program taught in Montana and open to undergraduate students from any university through a partnership between the Elevation Science Institute and Montana State University Billings. All inquiries should be directed to https://elevationscience.org/