GIBRALTAR ISLAND Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, is now accepting applications from high school and college students for 2024 summer classes. Located on Gibraltar Island near Put-in-Bay, the lab offers introductory and advanced college classes on topics ranging from aquatic biology to fish ecology.
Classes are hands-on, with daily field trips and laboratory sessions that make Lake Erie science directly accessible to students. Classes start as early as May and run into the fall. A full list of courses and professional development workshops, which range from one day to six weeks in length, is available online at go.osu.edu/SLcourses.
Alex Kushnir, an Ohio State environmental science major, has attended Stone Lab for the past two summers. “Being a student, researching here, it’s helped me grow so much as a person,” she said. “Everyone here is so passionate about their work and their research is making an impact. I want to make that same impact with my life.”
Stone Lab applications are now open at go.osu.edu/slapply. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is February 15, but applications will continue to be accepted through spring. Check individual courses to find each course application deadline.
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 Sea Grant College Program is part of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and 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.