January 12-16, the Ohio Sea Grant and staff from Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory campus have organized fun and engaging activities designed to answer questions and teach about harmful algal blooms, marine debris, dead zones and the ecology of the Great Lakes. Children under 17 can tie their own walleye lures at the booth.
Staff will also promote educational opportunities available through their Stone Laboratory campus, offering science classes for college and graduate students and advanced high-school students. Stone Laboratory has an incredibly long history as a freshwater biology research station going back over 100 years from its vantage point on its island on Lake Erie, and thousands of students have been able to use the educational opportunities offered there to learn the basics of biology in the field.
If you purchase your boat show admission on Lake Erie Day (January the 16th), the organizers of the event will donate $1 from your admission to Stone Lab student scholarships, supporting their ongoing research and educational efforts. So come and check them out. (http://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/news/2017/k6300/pr)