This quarter (Spring 2013), Andrea, Chuck, and Emily are back at Friday Harbor Labs teaching an intensive, 15-credit research apprenticeship course for undergraduates entitled Marine Sedimentary Processes. The class explores marine sediment dispersal and deposition in the context of the Elwha River Restoration, but covers a wide range of geology and oceanography topics. During the class, students design and execute individual research projects while working as a team to gather, process, and analyze data from the submarine Elwha Delta and nearby shores. Everyone from the Sediment Dynamics Group will visit the class during the quarter to present lectures, provide project assistance, and lead field trips to San Juan Island and the Elwha watershed. Stay tuned!
WEEK 1 saw the class of to a busy start, with orientations, lectures, lab instruction, and a field trip to Lime Kiln State Park & False Bay. Next week: field work!