The education and outreach components of the Sea Grant College Programs are unique within The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and to scientific research programs in general. Ohio Sea Grant and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network must work to be the premier education and outreach program for the entire region: i.e., assisting with the dissemination of research results from Great Lakes Ecosystem Research Lab, U.S. and state Environmental Protection Agencies, U.S. Geological Survey, etc., and bringing the needs of the public to the attention of these programs. We must help the scientific community, universities, and university scientists to become more engaged with local communities and the private sector and face the challenge of working with audiences that will diverge based on their technological capabilities. These efforts will require communication, cooperation, and collaboration at levels much greater than we have experienced in the past.
Sponsored by Ohio Sea Grant Extension, the board offers plain-talk answers to science inquiries, and provides a forum for discussing Lake Erie-related concerns.
Ask Your Agent Column
In every issue of Ohio Sea Grant's newsletter Twineline, the Extension agents address a current issue of concern, or answer a frequently asked question. Extension staff also usually write at least one feature article per issue on a wide range of Lake Erie-related topics.
Ohio Sea Grant maintains permanent exhibit space at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center (LENSC) in Bay Village, Ohio.The Communications program receives many requests from the media about various Lake Erie issue. On a frequent basis requests include background information, interviews, and guidance to other information sources.
The educational newsletter of Ohio Sea Grant, covering issues, events, and research related to Lake Erie and the Great Lakes.
Besides our program newsletter, the Communications program maintains a publication list. Popular publications (fact sheets, guides, and education materials) and technical materials (journal reprints, technical bulletins and summaries) will be available on-line shortly.
The Communications program receives many requests from the media about various Lake Erie issue. On a frequent basis requests include background information, interviews, and guidance to other information sources.