The goal of education in Ohio Sea Grant is to foster Great Lakes Literacy, an understanding of the Great Lakes’ influence on its people and of people’s influence on the Great Lakes.
Ohio Sea Grant is known for the development of outstanding curriculum materials for grades 4-12, for the training of science educators, and for research contributions to the education profession. Ohio Sea Grant is part of the national Sea Grant Education Network as well as the Center for Great Lakes Literacy, a regional consortium of Sea Grant educators from the eight states bordering the Great Lakes.
At Stone Lab, Ohio Sea Grant has developed courses specifically for teachers and other educators, and efforts in these areas continue. Course content evolves with changing science and policy, and new topics address current issues such as climate change and invasive species.