Marine News from the Great Lakes

Support Stone Lab During Family Day at the Cleveland Boat Show & Fishing Expo

Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Learn about everything from marine debris to harmful algal blooms when you join Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory staff for fun and educational activities at the 2020 Cleveland Boat Show & Fishing Expo at the I-X Center from January 16-20, 2020!

Sea Grant experts will be available to discuss harmful algal blooms, invasive species, marine debris, clean boating, dead zones, and climate change, along with educational opportunities available at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie.

“We encourage everyone to visit our booth so you can learn more about all Lake Erie has to offer and how you can keep help protect it for future generations,” says Jill Bartolotta, Extension Educator for Ohio Sea Grant.

Visitors can support Stone Lab’s research, education, and outreach efforts by purchasing admission on January 20, Family Day. The event’s managing organization, the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA), donates $1 from every admission ticket purchased that day to Stone Lab student scholarships.

Stop by to participate in interactive displays about the biology of Lake Erie! Children ages 17 and under can make their own Lake Erie walleye lure at the booth. College and advanced high school students can learn more about summer classes at Stone Lab, and teachers can plan science field trips for their classes or find out more about educator classes available at Stone Lab. Boaters can stop by to take the “Clean Boater Pledge” to help protect Lake Erie water quality, and receive a giveaway that will help make clean boating simple! Other activities include a giant map of the Great Lakes, giveaways to help remind you to bring your own bags to the store, and live snakes. Fabulous prizes are available for those who come to learn more about our great lake.

For more details and tickets, visit

Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 34 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit

tags: Boat Show, Education, Environmental Impact, Events, Lake Erie

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