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Stone Lab Open House

September 11, 2021 – Save the date for the 2021 Stone Lab Open House, scheduled for September 11

Please note that these plans are tentative pending updates to Ohio State’s COVID-19 guidelines and State of Ohio restrictions on gatherings. We will update this page as information changes. Thank you for your understanding!

Have you ever been curious about the Lake Erie science that takes place at Stone Lab? Do you want to take a peek inside Cooke Castle or peer down from Perry’s Lookout? Well, grab the opportunity at the annual Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL) Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Activities

  • Tour of Stone Laboratory, Gibraltar Island
  • Free transportation to Gibraltar from Ohio State’s Aquatic Visitors Center
  • Tour the 6.5-acre island and view Cooke Castle
  • Lectures and laboratory sessions
  • Historical photos, summer class information, publications
  • Tour Historic South Bass Island Lighthouse (transportation not provided)

Getting There

Free transportation to Gibraltar Island will be provided from Ohio State University’s AVC on South Bass Island. The last boat to Gibraltar Island from the AVC is at 3:30 p.m., the last boat off Gibraltar Island is at 4 p.m. Or, if it is more convenient, you can pay for water taxi services from Put-In-Bay to Gibraltar Island.

Guests will enjoy tours of the 6.5-acre island, including a view of Cooke Castle; lectures and laboratory sessions; summer class information, and publications. Tours of historic South Bass Island Lighthouse will also be available, but transportation will not be provided.

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