Cleveland Learn about everything from marine debris to harmful algal blooms when you join Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory staff for fun and educational activities at the 2019 Cleveland Boat Show at the I-X Center from January 17 – 21, 2019!
Sea Grant experts will be available to discuss harmful algal blooms, invasive species, marine debris, clean boating and climate change, along with educational opportunities available at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie.
“We encourage everyone to visit our booth to learn more about all Lake Erie has to offer and how people can help protect it for future generations,” said Jill Bartolotta, Ohio Sea Grant Extension educator.
Visitors can support Stone Lab’s research, education, and outreach efforts by purchasing admission on January 21, Kids’ Day. The event’s managing organization, the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA), donates $1 from every admission ticket purchased that day to Stone Lab student scholarships.
At the Ohio Sea Grant booth, children ages 17 and under can make their own Lake Erie walleye lure, college and advanced high school students can learn more about summer classes at Stone Lab, and teachers can plan science field trips for their classes or find out more about educator classes available at Stone Lab.
Boaters can stop by to take the Ohio Clean Boater Pledge to help protect Lake Erie water quality and receive a walleye oil eradicators or a waterproof neck tote. Other activities include a watershed game, photo booth, and live snakes. Fabulous prizes are available for those who come to learn more about Lake Erie.
For more details and tickets, visit clevelandboatshow.com.
Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 34 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.