The F.T. Stone Laboratory is
Ohio State University's Island Campus and Ohio Sea Grant's teaching
and research facility. Located on Lake Erie's Gibraltar Island,
Stone Lab offers more than 30 science courses to college students,
educators, and high school students every summer. Stone Lab also
annually provides more than 6,000 students from grades 4 to adults
with a hands-on science experience in its aquatic workshop program.
As a research facility for more than 100 years, scientists from
around the world conduct cutting-edge research at Stone Lab.
Nautical charts for the Great
The nautical chart is a fundamental tool of marine
navigation. It shows the information mariners need to navigate
safely -- water depths, obstructions, aids to navigation, channels,
shoreline and more. NOAA's 1,000-plus U.S. coastal and Great Lakes
nautical charts are viewable
here online with the most up-to-date notices to mariners.
Ontario Nature protects and restores natural
habitats through research, education and conservation, connecting
thousands of individuals and communities with nature.
Lake Superior U.S. stamp in
As part of a new "Wonders of America: Land
of Superlatives" stamp set, the largest of the five Great Lakes will
be honored. The stamp will be released May 27. Also this year,
stamps will commemorate the 1606 Voyage of Samuel de Champlain, who
is also credited with founding Quebec in 1608 and later journeying
inland to the Great Lakes.
National Ocean Sciences Bowl
The annual NOSB competitions
provide an educational forum for high school students to excel in
math and science and receive national recognition for their
diligence and talents. Great Lakes
competitions will be held in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Pittsburgh,
Pa. (Feb. 11); and in Milwaukee, Wis., and Stony Brook, N.Y. (March
4). The competitions are open to the public.