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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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What's New & Notable
01 February 2006

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Stone Laboratory

GLIN Site of the Month 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 Lakes

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

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 2006

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 (NOSB)

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.

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Christine Manninen
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Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Mich.