Living Laboratories

Stone lab class on boat

Stone Laboratory

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. 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.

In addition to its role as a research facility, Stone Lab offers 30 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. The hands-on sessions get students out into the field or out on the lake to study courses like biology, geology, and natural resources.

Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

OWRWP aerial view

The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park is a university campus facility in Ohio, USA, designed to provide teaching, research, and service related to wetland and river science and ecological engineering.

The wetland research park is also a nature park for the residents of central Ohio, providing habitat for a wide variety of plants, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds.