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ENR Stone Lab Experience

The School of Environment and Natural Resources offers courses at Stone Lab relevant for every SENR major.

Summer 2024 ENR Course Offerings

ENR 3200 – Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

ENR 3280 – Water Quality Management

ENR 2000 –  Natural Resources Data Analysis

ENR 5350.01 – Taxonomy & Behavior of Aquatic Invertebrates

ENR 5350.02 – Taxonomy & Behavior of Fishes

Consider spending one week, one month or two months at Stone Lab.  All majors are eligible to enroll.  Access additional Stone Lab Course Offerings here. Review your options and if you have questions, schedule an appointment with your academic advisor online at

Paying for Stone Lab


  • Each year, Stone Lab and the Ohio Sea Grant award nearly 40 scholarships to students and educators with financial need and superior academic records. Anyone taking a for-credit class (and some workshops) is eligible to apply. Last year, undergraduate students were awarded more than $800 on average.  Scholarships range from $200-2,500. 
  • The School of Environment and Natural Resources will be offering food and housing scholarships for ENR students attending one-week, four-week, or eight-week sessions.  Full food and housing scholarships will be awarded.  Priority will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. 
  • Semester at Stone Lab - A fully immersive academic experience for students wishing to pursue studies related to Lake Erie ecosystems and water science.  This competitive scholarship program includes in-state tuition and fees as well as food and housing.  We will work with students to make sure they are fully outfitted with gear and any equipment as necessary.  Selected students will be mentored through the process of registering for summer courses at Stone Lab and preparing for a summer on the island, so prior experience is not expected.  Each student will work with an academic advisor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources to select courses that will help fulfill degree requirements (8-10 credit hours expected).  



Part-time work

  • Stone Lab hires several students each summer who are enrolled in a four-or six-week course.  Salary includes housing and some meals.
  • Duties include daily operations of the lab, including research activities, housekeeping and kitchen duties, as well as assist with tours at the Aquatic Visitors Center and South Bass Island Lighthouse.
  • The application can be found at

Research Experience for Undergraduates 

  • Gain scientific, in-the-field research skills

  • REU program runs for eight weeks 

  • Selected students receive a stipend including room and meals

  • Click the link below for more information on the Stone Lab REU and how to apply:

    Stone Lab REU Information