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National Park Service Speaker Continues Stone Laboratory Guest Lecture Series

12:00 pm, Fri June 29, 2012 –

Gibraltar Island, OH Stone Laboratory’s summer lecture series continues Thursday, July 5 with the National Park Service’s Blanca Stransky, who will be discussing “Perry’s Monument: Why We Should Care About the War of 1812.”?

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. This week, Chris Vandergoot of ODNR and Richard Krauss of USGS will introduce their research on “Lake Erie walleye movements and the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observing System (GLATOS).”?

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. 

“Stone Lab’s guest lecture series is a unique opportunity to meet and ask questions of influential people from around the state”? says Dr. Chris Winslow, Assistant Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab. “It’s also a great way to hear their thoughts about Lake Erie health, pressing Ohio environmental issues, and what things are being done throughout the state to maintain precious resources and promote recreational opportunities in the region.”?

Tune in next week, on July 12, to hear from Leon Carl, Regional Executive for the U.S. Geological Survey, who will present ”? USGS Science — Partner-driven Research: Huron-Erie Corridor, Asian Carp, and Harmful Algal Blooms.”? Dr. Elena Irwin of Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics will introduce "Impacts of lake amenities on population, employment, and housing markets in the Great Lakes region" 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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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.