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Stone Lab Summer Tours Educate Put-in-Bay Visitors

As crowds grow in the summer months at Put-in-Bay, vacationers visit Lake Erie to fish, boat, and relax, and young scientists study at Stone Lab. But visitors as well as students can have fun while learning about Lake Erie by taking advantage of Ohio Sea Grant’s science and history tours at landmarks all around the bay, from the South Bass Island Lighthouse to Gibraltar Island. The tours are a fun way to learn about Lake Erie without sitting through a traditional lecture. Register here.

Birders a Big Part of Ohio’s Tourism Revenue

A new Ohio Sea Grant report by researcher Philip Xie indicates that birding along Lake Erie brings in more than $26 million to Ohio annually and creates or supports nearly 290 jobs. Local governments plan to use Xie’s research findings to attract even more birding enthusiasts.


Conference Readies Charter Captains for Season

For fishing charter boat captains, preparing for Lake Erie’s fishing season includes getting current information about the lake and its fish at the annual Charter Captains Conference. This year’s event on March 3 marked the 31st year that Ohio Sea Grant Extension has hosted the event.


Stanford Wins Diversity Conservation Award

Kristin Stanford, Stone Laboratory’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, recently received the 2012 Wildlife Diversity Conservation Award sponsored by the ODNR, for her work that led to the native Lake Erie Watersnake’s removal from the endangered species list.

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Work Weekend Prepares Stone Lab for Summer Classes

Join the Friends of Stone Lab April 20 – 22 for the annual Spring Work Weekend to help open Stone Lab for the summer season. There will be jobs for everyone, including brush removal and various outdoor activities, moving equipment and furniture into our newly renovated classroom building, and plenty of cleaning, organizing, and painting. [ Please register by April 13 ]

Wetlands May Help Store Carbon, Fight Climate Change

An Ohio State University researcher has been in the news lately for his work investigating the role of wetlands in carbon sequestration. Dr. William Mitsch, Distinguished Professor in Ohio State’s Department of Environment & Natural Resources, has found that the soil in a freshwater wetland like Ohio’s Old Woman Creek can hold substantial amounts of carbon, which could help mitigate climate change. [ Learn More ]

Stone Lab Summer Workshops Open to the Public

In addition to offering classes for high school and college students, and educators, Stone Lab also will host summer workshops that provide environment management professionals with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency contact hours and members of the public with skills from professionals. Topics for the one- and two-day workshops include larval fish identification, fish-sampling techniques, outdoor photography, and sport fishing. [ Read more ]


News Releases

Old Woman Creek Discovery Lab Weekend
Recycled Marine Shrink Wrap Reduces Landfill Waste
Chicago Climate Action Plan Webinar

Upcoming Events

Spring Work Weekend
April 20 – 22
Chicago Climate Action Plan Webinar
April 12, 2012
Climate Planning Tools Webinar
May 3, 2012
Communicating Climate Change to the Public Webinar
May 9, 2012

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