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Ohio State’s Stone Lab Hosts 2015 Open House on Sept. 12

1:11 pm, Tue September 8, 2015 – The 17th Annual Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL) Open House will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015

GIBRALTAR ISLAND, OH Have you ever been curious about the Lake Erie science that takes place at The Ohio State University’s Stone Lab in Put-in-Bay harbor? Do you want to take a peek inside Cooke Castle or peer down from Perry’s Lookout? Well, grab the opportunity at the 17th Annual Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL) Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Activities at the Open House include:

  • Tours of Stone Laboratory
  • Tours of Gibraltar Island
  • Talks and laboratory sessions
  • Summer class information
  • Tours of the South Bass Island Lighthouse (transportation not provided)

“Our annual Open House is a great opportunity for visitors to Put-In-Bay to learn about our Lake Erie research on issues of concern to residents and tourists,” says Dr. Chris Winslow, interim director of Stone Laboratory. “Visitors also get the opportunity to be a scientist for a day and step back in time to learn about the history of the region while touring the historic Cooke Castle and South Bass Island Lighthouse.”

Free transportation will be available from the Stone Lab Research Building on South Bass Island to Gibraltar Island.

For more information, please contact the Stone Lab office at Put-In-Bay at 419-285-1800 or call the Columbus office at 614-292-8949.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Stone Lab, Stone Laboratory, and Ohio Sea Grant. FOSL is a non-profit group dedicated to donating time and money to assist with the planning and funding of the laboratory. For more information about FOSL, please visit stonelab.osu.edu/fosl.

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. The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 33 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 ohioseagrant.osu.edu.

ARTICLE TITLE: Ohio State’s Stone Lab Hosts 2015 Open House on Sept. 12 PUBLISHED: 1:11 pm, Tue September 8, 2015 | MODIFIED: 4:47 pm, Wed March 30, 2016
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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Technical Editor, 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.

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