COLUMBUS Summer courses at Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are still open for undergraduate and graduate Ohio State students, and for those wishing to take non-credit classes.
Ohio State University students can enroll in Stone Lab’s one- or five-week, field-based science classes through May 11 without having to pay any late fees.
Stone Lab offers a variety of courses in biology, ecology and environmental science to appeal to students in any major. Students can earn general education credits in one of the lab’s introductory-level courses or work toward completing their major or minor requirements in an upper-level course.
Just a few of Stone Lab’s unique courses
- Introduction to Biological Studies – Local Plants
held August 2-8 and taught by Lisa Brohl, includes field trips to a variety of habitats and locations get hands-on familiarization with local flora, an introduction to plant pressing techniques and a wild edibles dinner.
- Field Herpetology
held June 14-20 and taught by Dr. Kristin Stanford, allows students to study amphibians and reptiles, including the Lake Erie watersnake, in the wild and practice data collection techniques including radio-telemetry, mark-recapture and tissue sampling.
June 21-July 25, with Dr. James Marshall, lets students study evolution the way Charles Darwin did â using evidence gathered from islands. Students will measure variation in local species, visit a hybrid salamander population, search for fossils and band birds as part of a long-term project on trait variation among islands.
For more course descriptions, visit stonelab.osu.edu/courses.
Teachers, educators and the general public may take any Stone Lab course as a non-credit workshop, so long as there is room in the class. The cost to take a one-week course as a workshop is $370, plus an $80 lab fee. The deadline to sign up to take workshops is three weeks before the start of the class.
Group Studies: Water and Wildlife Training for Educators is ideal for elementary, middle and high school science educators who want to learn new ways to introduce their students to ecology and conservation. Teachers who complete this course as a workshop will earn 5 Continuing Education Units (50 contact hours) toward their five-year license renewal.
In addition, some scholarship dollars are still available to offset Stone Lab tuition and fees. Teachers may apply for Alphyl Scholarships established by Dr. Vic Mayer by emailing Lawrence Krissek at firstname.lastname@example.org for requirements. Permanent residents of Ottawa County, including teachers and Ohio State students, are eligible to apply for a special Ottawa County scholarship and should email email@example.com for requirements.
To apply for Stone Lab courses, visit stonelab.osu.edu/applynow. 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 Universityâs 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 stonelab.osu.edu.
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