Gibraltar Island, OH The Friends of Stone Laboratory (FOSL) will host their 8th annual one-day Open House for the public on Saturday, September 11 from 11:30 to 4:00 p.m. at Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island. Free transportation is provided from The Ohio State University Research Building (beside the ODNR Division of Wildlife Visitors Center) to Gibraltar Island.
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, The Ohio State University’s F.T. Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station and research laboratory in the U.S.
"Our annual Open House combines science and history and allows our visitors to learn about Lake Erie issues and the research and education programs at Stone Laboratory in addition to touring the historic Cooke Castle and South Bass Island Lighthouse," states Dr. Jeffrey Reutter, Director of Stone Laboratory.
Activities include touring Gibraltar Island, the Aquatic Visitors Center, and the South Bass Island Lighthouse, along with lectures and laboratory sessions at the island.
Registration will be at The Ohio State University Research Building on South Bass Island beside the Visitors Center, South Bass Island Lighthouse, or Gibraltar Island. For more information, call the Stone Lab office at Put-in-Bay at 614.247.6500 or contact Bonita Cordi in the Columbus office at 614.292.8949. This event is sponsored by FOSL, Stone Laboratory, Office of Housing Food Service and Event Centers, Office of Physical Facilities, and Ohio Sea Grant College Program, The Ohio State University.
For Contact Information
Jill Jentes Banicki, Ohio Sea Grant