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NEW Stone Lab/Sea Grant/USEPA course

To GLIN Recipients,

We are very pleased to announce a new course for teachers we our offering this summer on Lake Erie in collaboration with US EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office. Time is short, so your help in getting this information to teachers will be most appreciated. Teachers from other states within the region may wish to explore the CIC program described at the end of the note. We can only accept 15 teachers this year, but if we are successful, we will certainly try to offer it again next year and with more sections.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey M. Reutter, Director, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory at reutter.1@osu.edu or Kit Kilen, Ohio Sea Grant at kilen.1@osu.edu or by calling our office at 614/292-8949.

New special one-week course offering for EDUCATORS

Lake Erie Shipboard Research for Teachers - Summer 1999

Offered by The Ohio State University, F.T. Stone Laboratory/Ohio Sea Grant in Collaboration with USEPA

3 credit hours (quarter system)

Sunday, July 18 to Saturday, July 24

This course will examine the physical and biological components of the Lake Erie ecosystem at numerous points between Detroit and Buffalo. Learn how scientists study weather, water quality, bottom sediments, aquatic insects, internal currents and flow, diurnal changes in plankton and other Lake parameters, and how this information is used to answer management questions.

Most days will be spent on Lake Erie. Most nights will be spent in ports around Lake Erie. One night will be spent out on Lake Erie sampling for a 24-hour period. Lodging, meals, and course for the whole week will be aboard the USEPA 180-ft Research Vessel, the Lake Guardian. The 3-credit graduate course will be taught by Drs. Keith Bedford, David Culver, Rosanne Fortner of The Ohio State University and two EPA scientists. Daily assignments and a project are required and students should expect long days and irregular class hours typical of the schedule kept by scientists aboard Great Lakes research vessels. A syllabus will be available the first week of June. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Through June 17, preference will be given to high school and middle school educators. After June 17, available spaces will be offered to graduate students.

The vessel will dock in Canadian and U.S. ports. Therefore, you must carry proof of citizenship (either passport or birth certificate).

Tuition: 3 graduate credit hours: $545 for residents of Ohio; $1,415 for nonresidents.
Meals: $130
Texts and supplies: $40 estimated (to be paid on first day of course)
Lodging with linens/blankets aboard the Lake Guardian: FREE (provided by USEPA)

Participants will be responsible for transportation to the Lake Erie dock in Ohio (to be determined) where they will board the Lake Guardian.

In order to be considered for enrollment in this course, complete and return the enclosed application along with check payable to The Ohio State University for full payment of meal costs ($130). Recommended deadline is June 17.

If you are not accepted, your check will be returned. If you are accepted you will be mailed
-a letter of acceptance
-a statement of tuition fees which are due July 1*
-an official OSU registration form to be completed and returned by July 1*
-medical forms required by EPA to be completed and turned in on the first day of the course at check-in (all participants are required to have medical insurance).
*Upon acceptance into this course, students currently enrolled at OSU would officially register through BRUTUS or their college office and would receive their tuition bill from OSU Fees & Deposits.

In early July you will be sent a final letter stating the location, time and procedure for check-in, as well as, information on what to bring (or not bring). Check-in will either be at Stone Laboratory at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, or other Ohio port on Lake Erie.

Questions: Contact Kit Kilen or Dr. Jeffrey Reutter, Director, at 614/292-8949.


Graduate students at Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago
should investigate the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Traveling Scholar Program. This program allows a graduate student to take
advantage of the special resources available at other campuses.

The student reports to CIC liaison at their home institution (usually this
is someone in the graduate department) and fills out a CIC Traveling
Scholar form and obtains all necessary signatures. The CIC liaison then
sends this form to Shari Breckenridge of The Ohio State University Graduate
School who will inform Stone Laboratory. CIC students still need to
complete an OSU Superform.

Jeffrey M. Reutter, Ph.D., Director
Ohio Sea Grant College Program,
F.T. Stone Laboratory,
Center for Lake Erie Area Research (CLEAR), and the
Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Research Consortium (GLAERC)
The Ohio State University
1541 Research Center, 1314 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43212
tel (614)292-8949; fax (614)292-4364; email reutter.1@osu.edu

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