Lake Erie Center


Welcome to the LEC


Visitor Resources

Contact Us

6200 Bayshore Road
Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: 419.530.8360
Fax: 419.530.8399

The Lake Erie Center is open to the public
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tours offered Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Map to the LEC

Educational Programs and Classes at the LEC

activities for kids  

Fulfilling the education part of our mission, the Lake Erie Center:

  • Is home to >15 resident full-time year-round graduate students and hosts about a dozen others during the field season.
  • Manages a robust NSF GK-12 program that partners with scientists, engineers, graduate students, and agency professionals to conduct cutting-edge research on important land-lake environmental challenges
  • Offers a popular monthly public lecture series.
  • Hosts a family-friendly Naturalist Program, featuring interactive talks and outings by local nature experts.
  • Hosts advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Participates in environmental science education mentoring and shadowing programs.
  • Is the meeting place for numerous environmental groups.
  • Offers a summer science camp for 4th and 5th grade students.
Last Updated: 8/18/17