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Stone Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Presents Ohio EPA Director

12:00 pm, Tue June 26, 2012 –

Gibraltar Island, OH Stone Laboratory’s summer lecture series continues Thursday, June 28 with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Nally, who will be discussing “OEPA Updates & 40th Anniversary.”?

Each Thursday lecture runs from 7:45 p.m. to about 9 p.m. A short presentation on current research projects precedes each lecture at 7 p.m. Dr. Thomas Simon, Adjunct Associate Professor at Indiana University, will introduce his research on “Development of Nutrient Biotic Indices Using Fish Assemblages.”?

The public can view the lectures and research briefs via a live web seminar from any computer with internet access. More details and log-in information for this simple and fast option can be requested via email to

Guests who would like to attend the lectures in person can take a Lake Erie Water Taxi, at their own expense, at 6:30 or 7:15 p.m. from the Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island, where they will be given a short tour before the lecture. 

“Our first two speakers, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and ODNR Director Jim Zehringer, were absolutely wonderful and did a great job of answering questions and interacting with the audience at Stone Lab and watching live online”? says Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. “We have more outstanding speakers lined up this summer and I really want to encourage people to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to visit Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island or join us on the internet.”?

Tune in next week, on July 5, to hear from Blanca Stransky, Superintendent for Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial with the National Park Service, who will present ”?Perry’s Monument: Why We Should Care About the War of 1812.”? Chris Vandergoot of ODNR and Richard Krauss of USGS will introduce "Lake Erie walleye movements and the great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observing System (GLATOS)" before the main lecture.

View the entire summer lecture series schedule at Recorded lectures will be available at this site shortly after each session.

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 32 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit


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ARTICLE TITLE: Stone Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Presents Ohio EPA Director PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Tue June 26, 2012 | MODIFIED: 1:12 pm, Tue April 28, 2015
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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also helps manage online events like Stone Lab’s Guest Lecture Series.