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Stone Lab Virtual Field Trips

Stone Lab's Virtual Field Trips enhance learning before and after a visit to Gibraltar Island, and offer a new experience to students who can't travel to Stone Lab in person

An Video Introduction to Stone Lab’s Virtual Field Trips

Stone Lab Virtual Field Trips were designed for a few different situations: to generate excitement and prepare students for a Stone Lab field trip experience, as supplemental experiences or assessments after an in-person field trip, or on their own to give students a digital field trip experience.

Virtual Field Trip modules are available for free and include everything needed for a successful lesson, from student worksheets to digital materials like videos and slide shows. Teachers who complete the module will receive a certificate for five professional development contact hours.

Each module also offers students the chance to meet working Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab scientists during a Chat With A Biologist session. Teachers can rely on support from Stone Lab education specialists to make each virtual field trip successful.

Fish Identification

Fish ID

Join Stone Lab scientists on a Lake Erie research vessel for a fish trawl and learn how to identify your catch using a dichotomous key.

Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Invertebrate Sampling

Learn how to collect common benthic macroinvertebrates and use them to determine the health of aquatic ecosystems.