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Summer College Credit Classes Still Open at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab

12:00 pm, Fri April 20, 2012 –

Gibraltar Island, OH College and high school students, as well as natural resources managers and the general public can still register for summer classes at Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie. There are several openings in classes for students to earn 2 semester college credits in one week or as many as 9 credits in a five-week class.

Stone Lab offers classes in a number of science topics, ranging from spider biology to oceanography. Introductory and advanced classes allow high school, undergraduate and graduate students to find something to suit their needs. Educators are welcome to apply for any of the classes offered, as well as for specific educator courses that focus on teaching Great Lakes science to their students. And weekend workshops offer skills and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contact hours to the general public and natural resources professionals. Course applications are available at

“From ecology to outdoor photography, Stone Lab offers a wide range of classes that are bound to be a perfect match for a lot of people”? says Stone Lab Manager Matt Thomas. “Our classes are filling up in preparation for the summer, but there are still opportunities to apply.”?

One of the classes with spots open for high school juniors and seniors is Introductory Insect Field Biology. Students will visit two Lake Erie islands while collecting and learning about insect anatomy and identification. Taught by Defiance College/University professor Dr. Doug Kane, Field Ecology gets college students into the field at numerous mainland and island locations to collect specimens and learn about various environments. Educators can learn techniques for teaching climate change in Climate Change Education, and will take plenty of new ideas back to their classroom. To learn more about the hands-on classes at Stone Lab, visit

Fisheries and natural resource professionals can earn EPA contact hours by completing the two-day Fish-Sampling Techniques workshop. And the general public can learn from professional photographers how to get a handle on camera mechanics and improve their photographic eye in the weekend Outdoor Photography workshop. Find more information about Stone Lab’s workshops at

Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the education and research facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Established in 1895, Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States and the center of Ohio State University’s teaching and research on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information on Stone Laboratory, visit



Arleen Pineda, Stone Laboratory Columbus Office, 614.292.8949,

ARTICLE TITLE: Summer College Credit Classes Still Open at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Fri April 20, 2012 | MODIFIED: 1:12 pm, Tue April 28, 2015
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Matthew Forte
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Matthew Forte is a lifelong fan of U.S. history. When he isn’t renovating his house or playing with his two infant sons, he is reading history books or substitute teaching.