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GLIN==> Stone Lab Summer Lecture Series

Stone Laboratory Summer 2000 Guest Lecture Series
Free and Open to the Public
Contact: F.T. Stone Laboratory, Columbus office: 614/292-8949 or Put-in-Bay office: 419-285-2341

Stone Laboratory is pleased to announce the schedule for its Summer 2000 Lecture Series. "We have an exciting series planned for the upcoming summer" states Dr. Jeff Reutter, Lab Director. "This year the topics cover hot issues such as water levels and fisheries issues as well as information about Lake Erie geology and exploring shipwrecks." (see complete schedule below). All lectures are free and open to the public and transportation to and from Gibraltar Island is free. A tour of Gibraltar Island is given before each lecture.

The lectures are held on most Thursday evenings beginning at 7:45 p.m. A university boat will leave the dock in front of the Research Building on South Bass Island at 7:30 p.m. before each session. Lectures normally conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m. The lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Stone Laboratory and the Office of Housing and Food Service.

Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's north coast campus, is the Lake Erie research and teaching laboratory for the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, this facility is the oldest freshwater biological field station and research laboratory in the United States. Since its establishment in 1895, both students and professional biologists have conducted significant research focusing on the ecology of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes region. Stone Laboratory is a unique facility and a resource for the entire state and region. For more information, call 614-292-8949, 419-285-2341 or access the web site at www.sg.ohio-state.edu

Summer 2000 Schedule

Christopher Jones, Director, Ohio EPA
"The Conservation and Revitalization Fund and Related Issues"

Dr. Jan Miller, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
"Research and Policy Interactions: Dredging and Dredged Material Management in Toledo Harbor"

Dr. Jane Forsythe, Bowling Green State University
"The Geologic Setting of Lake Erie"

Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf, Ohio State University
"Science on a Deep Ocean Shipwreck: Exploring the Gold Rush Steamer SS Central America"

Steve Pollick, Outdoors Editor, Toledo Blade
"On the Trail of the Iditarod 2000: Alaska's Last Great Race"

NO Lecture. (transition between terms at Stone Lab)

Dr. Frank Quinn, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, NOAA
"Great Lakes Water Levels: Past, Present and Future"

Gary L. Isbell, Administrator, Fisheries Management and Research Group, Division of Wildlife, ODNR
"Lake Erie Fisheries: Population Status and Trends"

8/10 (last Thursday night lecture)
Dr. Steve Brandt, Director, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, NOAA
"Current Research at GLERL"

Saturday, 8/26
Special Open House Event
Open to Public
Friends of Stone Laboratory Annual Meeting and Educational
Programs; Tours of Gibraltar Island and the South Bass Island Lighthouse

Karen T. Ricker
Assistant Director and Communications Coordinator
Ohio Sea Grant College Program
The Ohio State University
1541 Research Center
1314 Kinnear Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212-1194
tel: (614)292-8949; fax: (614)292-4364; email: ricker.15@osu.edu
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