Lake Erie Center

Lake Erie Center Mission

The Lake Erie Center’s vision is to improve the environmental condition, ecosystems services, natural resources, and sustainability of Lake Erie and its watersheds, and to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and public education towards achieving this vision. 

The mission of the Lake Erie Center is to:

  • Research environmental conditions and living and non-living aquatic resources in Maumee Bay and western Lake Erie, as a model for the Great Lakes and aquatic ecosystems worldwide

  • Discern the linkages among land-use practices, water quality, habitat, economics, natural resources, sustainability, and environmental and public health

  • Provide a state-of-the-art research and education facility for sponsored research and collaborations by faculty from the University of Toledo, other universities, federal and state agencies, and visiting scientists

  • Facilitate hands-on cutting-edge environmental research and education experiences for graduate and undergraduate students

  • Engage secondary school students, teachers,  and the public with environmental education, sustainable living, and informed outreach awareness programs

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Upcoming Events

  • Summer Science Camp: Weeklong daycamp the week of June 13, 9-12:00,
    One-day minicamp August 9, 9-3:00.
  • Toledo Lucas County Public Library Ready to Read Program's van will be at the LEC on June 15, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an outreach literacy program that provides training to parents in preparing children, birth to preschool, for kindergarten. Visit the van to signup for library cards and to check out library materials. For more information call 419-259-5350.
  • Adopt-a-Beach™: LEC will partner with Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and the Alliance for the Great Lake’s Adopt-a-Beach™ Program to clean the Maumee Bay State Park Lake Erie Beach. Event will be June 3, 2016, from 4-6 p.m. After the cleanup volunteers 21 and older will be invited to an after celebration.

  • LEC Naturalist Night Presents: Sara Guiher, UT graduate student, "Neighborhood watch: Identify and manage invasive plants in your yard" on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7 p.m. room 155.
  • Support research and education at the LEC by becoming a "Friend of the Lake Erie Center" for 2016!
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Last Updated: 6/26/15