Research Lake Erie

News Release Date: 
04.06.10

Science Café explores the oldest freshwater biological field station in the country

The Ohio State University at Marion invites the community to the Infinity Restaurant in the historic Harding Hotel, 267 West Center Street, downtown Marion, Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m., for a free monthly community dialogue on science entitled, Science Café.

In this edition of Science Café, John Hageman, education and outreach manager at Stone Laboratory, will present an open discussion entitled, Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University's Lake Erie campus in Put-in-Bay. Hageman will discuss some of the research being conducted at Stone Lab and some of the opportunities for college classes, workshops, and tours.

Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the country, founded in 1895. The lab serves as a base for more than 65 researchers from 12 agencies and academic institutions, all working year-round to solve the most pressing problems facing the Great Lakes. Every year hundreds of college classes, aquatic science workshop groups, conferences and tours are conducted during the open season of April through October.

Science Cafés involve lively conversations with scientists about current science topics. Science Cafés are free and open to everyone, and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. At a café you can learn about the latest issues in science, chat with a scientist in plain language, meet new friends, speak your mind, and talk with your mouth full. The overriding goal of Ohio State Marion’s Science Café is to overcome reluctance to learning about science and to make science less mysterious.

For more information on Science Café visit:  http://osumarion.osu.edu/sciencecafe/ or contact Ohio State Marion professor of mathematics, Dr. Brian McEnnis at:  mcennis.1@osu.edu.