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Stone Lab Hosts 2012 HABs Forecast

NOAA presented its first-ever seasonal forecast for harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie at a press event held at Stone Laboratory. Representatives from NOAA, Heidelberg University, the University of Toledo and Ohio Sea Grant were on hand to answer questions from reporters and the public in person and via a webinar, and guests were able to experience real-world sampling techniques used to inform the computer models that created the forecast. [ Read more ]

Snake Researcher Presents Work at Stone Lab

Kristin Stanford, Education & Outreach Specialist and Research Scientist for Ohio Sea Grant and the Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory, presented her work with the Lake Erie Water Snake at the June 14 Stone Laboratory Guest Lecture, outlining her contribution to the snake's removal from the federal threatened and endangered species list. A recording of her presentation is now available online.


Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum

Ohio Sea Grant, as part of the Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team, has released the first set of lessons in an updated Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum. Including both newly created activities and updates to previously available materials, the free lessons are available for download from the Team’s website.


Ohio State President's Club Visits Stone Lab

Stone Laboratory recently hosted members of Ohio State’s President’s Club, an exclusive group of university supporters, in two events at the facility. Visitors were able to tour Gibraltar Island, speak with students and researchers, and experience island life for a day.

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U.S. Representative Kaptur Speaks at Stone Lab

Marcy Kaptur, U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 9th District, presented “Lake Erie, the Great Lakes, and Congress” at the June 14 Stone Lab Guest Lecture. The video is now available at the Stone Lab website; Kaptur’s presentation begins about 35 minutes into the recording. [ Read more ]

Scholarships Support 73 Future Scientists

Many students at Stone Laboratory this summer were able to come to Gibraltar Island through a combined total of $78,998 in scholarships and tuition waivers. The generous support of private, non-profit and corporate donors made it possible for 73 students to research and study with some of the best Lake Erie researchers in the Great Lakes region. [ Read more ]

OSG Tourism Director Helps Industry Transition into New State Law

In her role as the interim director of the Ohio Travel Association, Ohio Sea Grant Tourism Program Director Melinda Huntley is assisting in efforts to help the Ohio tourism industry understand and adapt to a new state law that will significantly increase marketing funds for the state. [ Read more ]


News Releases

USGS at Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series
Stone Lab Welcomes New Research Coordinator
Ohio Sea Grant Tourist Attractions
NOAA HABs Forecast for Lake Erie

Upcoming Events

Stone Lab Guest Lecture
July 26, 2012
Climate Education Curriculum Workshop
August 7, 2012
Ohio Env. Leaders Institute: Managing Complex Systems Workshop
September 6 – 7, 2012
Stone Lab Open House
September 8, 2012
Buckeye Island Hop
September 28 – 30, 2012

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