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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Building Connections at Stone Lab

Oct. 5, 2022
SENR New Student Stone Lab Trip participants

New students, peer mentors, staff and faculty spent a full weekend at Stone Laboratory

Stone Lab is The Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie and offers one-day, two-day, one-week or four- and six-week science courses as well as the six-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program.

The annual SENR New Student Stone Lab Trip held over the weekend of September 17 was "a big success, and we had beautiful weather, as always," said Esther DeBusk, student engagement and undergraduate recruitment manager in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Student putting a line in the water.Students engaged in fisheries activities at Stone Lab.New students around Dr. Gray on the annual Stone Lab Trip.

This year 40 new students, 4 SENR Peer Mentors, 4 staff, and one faculty member participated in the trip. Students learned about Lake Erie as an ecosystem and research location, participated in aquatics, fisheries, and wildlife data collection, and had lots of time to build connections. 

"Due to COVID, this is the first year since 2019 when the group has been able to stay for the full weekend," DeBusk said. "Big thanks goes out to Dr. Suzanne Gray, the Stone Lab staff, and support from the Peyton Fund for helping to make this year's trip a success."

Esther DeBusk