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Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab to Hold Put-In-Bay Science Days and Summer Tours

12:00 pm, Wed May 29, 2024 – This summer, check out all-new Put-In-Bay Science Days as well as science and history tours of Gibraltar Island and the South Bass Island Lighthouse

PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO – This summer, in addition to the return of science and history tours of Gibraltar Island and the South Bass Island Lighthouse, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab will also introduce all-new Put-In-Bay Science Days.

Put-In-Bay Science Days will be free events open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from June 7 to July 27. Each week at the South Bass Island Lighthouse grounds, Stone Lab experts will highlight live fish and wildlife to help educate the public about a topics related to Lake Erie and the protection of the ecosystem. Featured topics will include Lake Erie’s Island Birds (June 7-8), Native Fishes of Lake Erie (June 28-29), and Pollinators and their Habitats (July 26-27).

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The South Bass Island Lighthouse grounds will be home to guided tours and Put-In-Bay Science Days this summer.

Tours of Gibraltar Island, including visits to Perry’s Lookout, Cooke Castle, and the glacial grooves, will be offered on Thursdays from June 13 to Aug. 15. Two tour times are available to guests from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Participation is first-come, but we will accommodate up to 70 visitors. Tickets are $12 per adult and $6 per child, plus an additional $8 in cash paid to the water taxi captain for round-trip transportation to the island. Kids ages 5 and under can attend for free. Those wishing to participate in a Gibraltar Island tour should meet at the Boardwalk Restaurant dock 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

The South Bass Island Lighthouse grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk, and guided tours about Lake Erie’s history and the issues facing it will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays from June 7 to July 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour guests will visit the top of the lighthouse tower to look out at Put-In-Bay, Lake Erie, and the neighboring Green Island.

More information on tours and special events hosted by Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab can be found at ohioseagrant.osu.edu and
stonelab.osu.edu.

Ohio Sea Grant is supported by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension, and NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 34 Sea Grant programs nation-wide dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie and is the research, education, and outreach facility of Ohio Sea Grant and part of CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources.

ARTICLE TITLE: Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab to Hold Put-In-Bay Science Days and Summer Tours PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Wed May 29, 2024 | MODIFIED: 1:46 pm, Thu May 30, 2024
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