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Lake Erie Workshop for Science and Outdoor Writers and Reporters

August 25, 2015 – The 2-day workshop will cover Lake Erie and its coast, and includes tours of Stone Lab facilities, expert discussions, and a science cruise

  • Time:Aug 25 11:30 am - Aug 26 1:00 pm
  • Location:Stone Lab, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 | Get Directions
  • RSVP Contact:Kelly Dress | Email Me
  • REGISTER BY • Aug 18, 2015
  • Event Category:Conferences | Show Similar

The workshop will take place at The Ohio State University’s F.T. Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island at Put-in-Bay.

Meals, housing at Stone Laboratory, ferryboat transportation, and general workshop activities will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to get to and from the ferry dock on the mainland.

The program will include a tour of Gibraltar Island, a visit to the South Bass Island Lighthouse (1897), Cooke Castle (a National Historic Landmark built in 1864), our water quality laboratory in the recently renovated Research Building (1890), the Aquatic Visitors Center in the Historic Put-in-Bay Fish Hatchery (1907), and presentations by experts on key issues affecting Lake Erie and coastal communities, question and answer sessions, and a science cruise on one of Stone Laboratory’s research vessels where participants will pull a fish trawl and collect plankton, water, and invertebrate samples, followed by a brief laboratory session to discuss what was observed and collected.

Issues to be discussed include nutrient loading, harmful algal blooms and the forecast for 2015, solutions to the algal bloom problem, Asian carp, the “dead zone,” invasive species, endangered species, the outlook for the future on Lake Erie, and a socio-economic discussion.

Sponsored by the Joyce Foundation, the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, and the Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL).

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