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The Best that it Gets

2:20 pm, Fri February 12, 2016 – Ohio State student Max Frankenberry would recommend Stone Lab to any student, especially science majors

Max Frankenberry

Max Frankenberry, a Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB) major, spent five weeks at Stone Lab in 2015. Frankenberry took Evolution and had a part time job on the island, which paid for his room and board.

Name: Max Frankenberry
Course: Evolution
Rank: Junior
School: The Ohio State University

How did you find out about Stone Lab?
I’m in the EEOB (Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology) Department, and they are constantly driving home how important it is to get out there and do field work and Stone Lab is probably one of the best ways … to spend your summer outside, getting hands on, explaining concepts in your class through field work.

What are you doing in your class?
We are going out every week to catch birds in mist nets across different islands in Lake Erie and we are banding them, and we’re going to use them for a term project.

“This is probably the best way to spend your time over the summer, getting field work and also earning credit.”
Max Frankenberry

What have you enjoyed most about your time here?
The island itself is such a cool atmosphere because you have a group of people that are all extremely interested in the same things you’re interested in, so the community here on Gibraltar is really cool. You sit in the dining hall talking about an invasive species moving in for an hour and everyone else is really interested.

If somebody asked you, “Should I go to Stone Lab?” what would you tell them?
Definitely, yes. In terms of Ohio State campuses and programs, especially environmental sciences and evolution and ecology, this is definitely the best that it gets. This is probably the best way to spend your time over the summer, getting field work and also earning credit.

ARTICLE TITLE: The Best that it Gets PUBLISHED: 2:20 pm, Fri February 12, 2016
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Lisa Aurand Rice
Authored By: Lisa Aurand Rice
Communication and Marketing Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Communications and Marketing Specialist Lisa Rice promotes Stone Lab’s summer courses and is the face behind the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab social media accounts.