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Equipping the Birders

Ohio Sea Grant has partnered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife to create a new website,, that publicizes 84 birding sites along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast and encourages people to visit multiple sites, possibly stretching their day trips into overnight excursions. Featured sites make up the Ohio Lake Erie Birding Trail, which links lesser-known sites that offer great birding to those that already enjoy notoriety.

Sea Grant Research Works Toward Better Forecast of Lake Erie Run-Off and Algal Blooms

Ohio Sea Grant Researcher Dr. Ethan Kubatko is working to make adjustments to the computer model that visualizes the flow of water throughout Lake Erie. His approach uses triangles of varying sizes that more closely conform to the actual outline of the lakeshore.


Former Ohio Sea Grant Education Director Receives Top Environmental Education Award

Dr. Rosanne Fortner, former Ohio Sea Grant Education Director and current COSEE Great Lakes Director, received the highest honor from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) at its annual conference.


Great Lakes Sea Grant Programs Help Stop the Hitchhikers

Thanks to funding by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!™ is one component of a two-year campaign the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network (GLSGN), led by Minnesota, began last spring to raise awareness of Aquatic Invasive Species issues.

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Stanford and Partners Accept Award for Snake Success Story

The 15-year collaborative project to protect and grow the population of the Lake Erie watersnake was honored as a Success Story at the State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) on October 26 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory’s Outreach Coordinator, Kristin Stanford, along with her multiple partners, accepted the regional award for their efforts to keep the native snake species from extinction. [ Read More ]

Huntley Receives Ohio’s Highest Tourism Industry Award

Ohio Sea Grant Extension’s Sustainable Tourism Program Director, Melinda Huntley, was selected by her peers to receive the 2011 Paul Sherlock Award, the highest honor in the Ohio tourism industry at the Ohio Travel Association’s annual Conference on Tourism on October 26. Since 1975, the Sherlock award has been a lifetime achievement award recognizing 28 outstanding individuals who exemplify the best in the tourism industry by demonstrating outstanding service to the development and promotion of Ohio tourism. [ Read More ]

Stone Lab Classes Offer Hands-On Science and College Credit

Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory on Lake Erie offers more than 25 courses and workshops to high school, college, educators, and adult students. Teachers can also bring their classes to the lab for unforgettable science field trips. Students come from several universities and high schools within and outside of Ohio to participate in hands-on science classes and earn college credit. College juniors and seniors can participate in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program, where they conduct in–the–field research alongside top scientists. Learn more about Stone Lab classes, workshops, and science field trips at [ ]


News Releases

Stone Lab Hosts 14th Annual Open House on Lake Erie
Hageman Retires from Ohio Sea Grant After Introducing Thousands of Students to Science

Upcoming Events

One Health: The Dynamics of the Human-Animal Interface in a Rapidly Changing Environment
December 1, 2011
Ohio’s Wildlife in a Changing Climate Conference
December 15th, 2011
14th Annual Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab Annual Winter Program
January 24, 2012

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