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OSU’s Stone Lab
Workshops at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are the perfect way to add some professional development to the summer. This year’s offerings last one to three days, and some workshops offer continuing education contact hours for agency personnel.
For those looking to expand their professional know-how, Sampling and Identification of Freshwater Fish Eggs and Larvae Workshop (July 30, 2023) introduces participants to freshwater fish early life history stages, with an emphasis on fishes of the Great Lakes and a special module about early life history of Bighead, Silver, Black, and Grass Carps.
Lake Erie Island Wetland Plant Field Identification and VIBI Workshop (August 15th-17th, 2023) offers participants three days of identifying Lake Erie floating and submersed aquatic vascular plants; wetland plants and field instruction for conducting a Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity.
Fish-Sampling Techniques (October 7-8, 2023) was developed with the help of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and is taught with ODNR staff to give job seekers experience with techniques needed for agency employment. Learn more about the workshop at youtu.be/hxjBB23fCDk.
A complete listing of 2023 workshops is available online at go.osu.edu/SLworkshops. Workshop registration occurs on a rolling basis, but early application is recommended to reserve a spot. information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu.
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