Have you ever been curious about the Lake Erie science that takes place at Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island? Do you want to take a peek inside Cooke Castle or peer down from Perry’s Lookout? Well, grab the opportunity at the 12th Annual Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL) Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2009.
Free transportation to Gibraltar Island will be provided from the Ohio State University’s Research Building on South Bass Island next to the Aquatic Visitors Center, formerly the state fish hatchery. Guests will enjoy tours of the 6.5-acre island, including a view of Cooke Castle; lectures and laboratory sessions; and historical photos, summer class information, and publications. Tours of historic South Bass Island Lighthouse and the Aquatic Visitors Center will also be available, but transportation will not be provided.
For more information about the event call (419) 285-1800 or visit stonelab.osu.edu/events.
FOSL is non-profit group dedicated to donating time and money to assist with the planning and funding of the Laboratory. Since its creation in 1981, FOSL has raised more than $1 million in endowments; purchased equipment; supported scholarships for over 500 students; and funded research assistants and visiting professors. Information about joining FOSL can be found at stonelab.osu.edu/fosl.