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Ohio educators: Explore 2 ‘amazing’ resources for teaching about nature, the environment

A July 18-19 workshop on Ohio State’s Mansfield campus — called A Walk Through Ohio’s Forests: The Good, the Bad and the Invasive — will feature two helpful tools for teaching students about nature and the environment. Co-sponsors of the event include CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and OSU Extension outreach arm. Register by Friday.

Volunteer naturalists are certified, celebrated and ready to serve

Twenty-one central Ohioans received their Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program certificates at a May 30 celebration at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, Ohio. Read More »

New report out on Ohio’s algal bloom efforts

Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of Ohio State, the University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, has released the second-year research progress update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative. (Photo: Lake Erie algal bloom, NASA.)

July 13: Stone Lab guest lecture by algal bloom experts

Experts who are slated to speak at NOAA’s 2017 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie, which is this Thursday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ohio State’s Stone Lab, also will present the lab’s weekly guest lecture program later that evening, at 7 p.m.

There’s an option to watch online.

July 13: Public event, webinar on algal bloom forecast

This Thursday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program and Stone Laboratory will host a public event and webinar to explain NOAA’s 2017 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms for Lake Erie.

Media advisory: NOAA’s Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast is July 13

Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant Program and Stone Laboratory will host a media briefing to announce NOAA’s 2017 Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast for Lake Erie. Media will have the opportunity to see laboratory demonstrations and participate in an on-the-water field experience. Read More »

Thursday: Stone Lab greets IJC scientist, Toledo prof

Stone Lab’s next summer guest lecture program — featuring Matthew Child, physical scientist with the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario, and Jeanine Refsnider of the University of Toledo’s Department of Environmental Sciences — is this Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m.

Stone Lab is Ohio State’s water science-focused campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Its summer guest lecture series continues on Thursday evenings through Aug. 3. (Photo: Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr.)

Two by boat: Wright State freshwater science profs to speak tonight at Stone Lab

Wright State’s Yvonne Vadeboncoeur headlines Stone Lab’s next guest lecture series event, which is tonight, Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. Her bio says she studies the “importance of energy linkages among habitats in freshwater ecosystems.”

Also speaking will be Wright State’s Stephen Jacquemin, whose research, his bio says, focuses on the “ecology and evolution of freshwater fishes and gastropods.”

Stone Lab is Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Admission to the event is free. But there’s a charge for a ferry ride to Put-in-Bay and water taxi ride to the lab. There’s an option to watch online. (Photo: Stone Lab dock, Jill Bartolotta, via Flickr.)

Just announced: Call for HABRI pre-proposals

Ohio Sea Grant is requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects from Ohio colleges and universities as part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative.

June 22: Port of Cleveland sustainability leader to speak at Stone Lab

The next event in Stone Lab’s 2017 summer guest lecture series features James White, director of sustainable infrastructure programs for the Port of Cleveland. It’s this Thursday, June 22. Also speaking will be International Joint Commission environmental advisor Victor Serveiss.

The port’s “innovative, environmentally friendly” dredging solution, which White introduced, was featured recently in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Stone Lab, pictured, is Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but you’ll need to pay for a ferry ride to Put-in-Bay and a water taxi ride to the lab. There’s an option to watch online. (Photo: Lisa Aurand Rice, via Flickr.)