Gibraltar Island, OH The Friends of Stone Laboratory (FOSL) will host their 10th annual one-day Open House for the public on Saturday, September 8, 2007 from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island. Free transportation is provided from The Ohio State University Research Building (beside the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife Aquatic Visitors Center) to Gibraltar Island.
"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, guests can tour the historic Cooke Castle and South Bass Island Lighthouse," states Dr. Jeffrey Reutter, Director of Stone Laboratory.
Open House activities include:
• Tour of Stone Lab, Gibraltar Island (free transportation)
• Tour of 6.5-acre island and view Cooke Castle
• Demonstrations and hands-on lab activities with local plankton, fish, and Lake Erie water snakes
• Tour ODNR Aquatic Visitors Center
• Tour South Bass Island Lighthouse (transportation not provided)
Registration will be at The Ohio State University Research Building on South Bass Island beside the Aquatic 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 the Columbus office at 614.292.8949. This event is sponsored by FOSL, Stone Laboratory, Ohio Sea Grant, OSU Student Affairs, and OSU Office of Physical Facilities. For more information, visit stonelab.osu.edu/fosl/activities/?show=openhouse .
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is The Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the education and research facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 30 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For more information about Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu..