Our field trips for students in grades 5-12, college students and groups of adults are available in April, May, early June, August, September and October. For trips during the summer months, check out our AVC Adventures program.
All field trips include a 2-hour Lake Erie Science Cruise aboard a research vessel, where students measure current environmental conditions, college alge and zooplankton and collect and observe Lake Erie fish.
Then, students head to Laboratory Practice, taking their samples from the Science Cruise to the lab to discuss limnology, geology, chemistry, phsyics and biology. This session ends with a fish dissection to examine interal organs, stomach contents, parasites and/or diseases.