Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Geology of the North Shore

Geology of the North Shore website

6282 Cranberry Rd.
Finland, MN 55603

The rock lovers guide to North Shore geology Do you look for interesting rocks on every beach or gravel road and want to discover their story? Are you an agate or Thomsonite seeker? Do you wonder about all those rock faces you see as you drive heading north on Highway 61? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this adventure is just for you!

Explore the North Shore of Lake Superior’s fascinating geologic history, by picking rocks, sorting and figuring out who’s who in the rock world. Investigate key geologic features, figure out which way is up in ancient lava flows, and find out how geology connects to other natural features and events. We will learn the basics of recognizing the different rock types of the North Shore, decipher lava flows and all their layers, and visit a number of unique geologic sites. We will both hike and carpool to locations on Wolf Ridge’s main and Lake Superior campuses and to select locations along the North Shore. Rocks don’t mind being wet, so we will brave whatever Mother Nature dishes out for weather! There’s lots to see and explore on this geologic adventure.By the time you leave you will have a much better idea of how Lake Superior came to be, and you will be able to recognize all sorts of features along Highway 61. A trip up the North Shore will never be the same again, and you will know some of the stories in the stones.

Participants should be prepared to make a few hikes on uneven trail surfaces, and rocky beaches up to a mile one way with moderate exertion. Course fee covers meals and lodging as well as the course and course materials.

Registration information available at: http://wolf-ridge.org/camp/fabulous-fall-nature-geek-out/

The course cost is $325 and includes course manuals and supplies.

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Meeting from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. on:

Instructor Information

Margie Menzies

Sponsor Information

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

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