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Guest Lecture Series at Ohio State’s Stone Lab Kicks Off With Ohio EPA Director

12:00 pm, Thu June 19, 2014 –

Gibraltar Island, OH Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, will be hosting the 2014 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series from June 19 through August 7, 2014. The lecture series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies, all covering topics related to the Lake Erie environment.

Some of this year’s lectures are titled:

- Applying the Green Rule to Lake Erie

- Jay Cooke: Lincoln’s Civil War Financier and Gibraltar Resident

- Ohio State University: A Leader in Sustainability

- The Potential of Water Quality Trading for Lake Erie and the Great Lakes

Each main lecture, starting at at 8pm, will be preceded by a research brief at 7pm, where researchers introduce some of the work being funded by Ohio Sea Grant. This year, topics include trout migration, beneficial use of dredged sediment, and the economics of Lake Erie amenities, among others.

Members of the public are invited to see the lecture series live at Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island, or via live webcast at the Aquatic Visitors Center at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. The webcast is also accessible online to anyone who can’t travel to Lake Erie.

Information on all three viewing options is available at

On July 24, students in Stone Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program will present their research projects. While the Aquatic Visitors Center will not be open that night, guests can still travel to Gibraltar Island or watch the presentations online, just as they do for the other lectures. The REU presentations start early, at about 6pm, so plan accordingly.

Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the research, education, and outreach 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

Contact for On-Site Attendance

Kelly Dress,, 419-285-1800

Contact for Remote Viewing

John Tripp,, 614-292-8949

Media Contact

Jill Jentes Banicki,, 614-292-8975

ARTICLE TITLE: Guest Lecture Series at Ohio State’s Stone Lab Kicks Off With Ohio EPA Director PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Thu June 19, 2014 | 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 the Global Change, Local Impact climate webinar series.