Tall Ship Niagara to Take Students on Exceptional Field Experience
Article By: Christina Dierkes, Published: February 28, 2012
On the voyage, students will stop at ports of call in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, including a two-day stay at Stone Laboratory. Much of the course includes sailing the ship, water sampling, fish trawling and dissections, and a general close-up on how lake science and ship handling works. Class discussions will expand students' knowledge of current issues facing the Great Lakes, as well as apply newly learned materials to concerns about Great Lakes environmental policy.
While previous sailing experience is not required, students will be expected to help sail the ship (within their level of comfort). According to course instructor Dr. Bill Edwards, few people have the opportunity to challenge themselves in such a unique environment, and participants in previous years have come away from the trip with newly learned self-confidence, along with valuable lessons in teamwork, leadership, discipline, and communication.
Students from any college or university are welcome to apply for this three-week field experience, running from July 11-31. Stone Laboratory will be offering 2 semester hours of OSU course credit for EEOB 3189: Field Experience for undergraduate students.
The application deadline is March 19. Interested students should apply at stonelab.osu.edu/applynow.
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State University's Island Campus on Lake Erie and the education and research facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Established in 1895, Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States and the center of Ohio State University's teaching and research on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information on Stone Laboratory, visit stonelab.osu.edu.
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