Lab Workshop: Lake Sediment Analysis
Geo 3880, Spring 2008

Limnological Research Center
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


The three students in this 1-credit workshop class collected and analyzed sediment cores from Twin Lake, on the border between Wirth Park, a large urban park in the greater Minneapolis area, and an upscale housing development. At the end of the semester they presented a group poster in the Department.

class poster (57 MB pdf)

poster of the fabulous cores, life size! (130 MB pdf)



From left to right, Eric Johnson, Karli Anderson, Ryan O'Grady.


Members of the Department of Geology and Geophysics gather to question the students about their project. Eric Johnson points out important features of the sedimentary record.


Ryan O'Grady amuses passersby with his core interpretations.


LacCore director Emi Ito stops by to see the results of the students' hard work.

updated 16 September 2008 by Amy Myrbo (class instructor)