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

2015 Events Archive

Public Lecture Series: Deborah Lee, PE, PH, D.WRE, Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) Great Lakes Regional Team Lead, "Lake Erie: At the Forefront of Ecological Forecasting" on Thursday November 19, 2015 at 7 p.m., Lake Erie Center, room 155. Live Stream of lecture at:

Lake Erie Center 2015 Photo Contest: Camera enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Lake Erie Center's annual photo contest! Take your best snapshots of your favorite nature topic in NW Ohio, including wildlife, plants, landscapes, or people interacting with nature, then send them in and compete. Prizes will be given in five categories, adult, special needs adult, teen, youth and junior youth. Entries will be put on display at the Lake Erie Center and posted on our website and Facebook page. Many prizes will be awarded, including $50 VISA gift cards for 1st place! Entries must be received by October 30, 2015!

Public Lecture Series: Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, The University of Toledo Associate Professor of Ecology in the Department of Environmental Sciences, "The Latest on HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms) in Lake Erie" on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7 p.m., Lake Erie Center, room 155

Public Lecture Series: Tom Henry, Environmental Energy Writer for The Blade, "Trouble at the Tap and Other Tales of Environmental Journalism" on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7 p.m., Lake Erie Center, room 155

Barefoot Wine Beach Clean-Ups: Volunteers invited to Maumee Bay State Park to help keep Great Lakes' beaches "Barefoot" friendly. Help make a difference by joining an Adopt-a-Beach™ cleanup! Join us at Maumee Bay State Park's Lake Erie Beach, Oregon, Ohio on Friday, July 24, 4-6 pm

2015 Summer Naturalist Series: Roger Myers, President, Maumee Valley Bee Keepers Association, “The Truths & Myths About Colony Collapse in Honeybees”, Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7 p.m., Lake Erie Center, room 155.

LEC Learning Community Talk: Bill Petrussi of Hull & Associates, "A Private Sector Consultant's Perspective of Evolving Environmental Issues" on Wednesday, June 17 at 1 pm

2015 Summer Naturalist Series: Ann Keefe of the Sierra Club will provide a presentation about WARN (Water Alert Reporting Network) program on Thursday, June 18 at 7 pm

Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Katy Klymus, The University of Toledo Postdoc, “Wildlife of Madagascar”, Lake Erie Center, Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Noon, room 155.

Brown-Bag Seminar at the Lake Erie Center: Dr. Cecilia Hennessy, Purdue University, "Animal communities in human-altered environments: different approaches for different questions." Wednesday, May 13 from Noon-1:00 pm

2015 Art Contest AwardsThursday May 7, 6:00-7:00 pm

2015 GK-12 Poster GalaThursday May 7, 6:00-8:00 pm

Summer Naturalist Series: Laurel Ashley, Maumee Bay State Park Naturalist, "The importance of managing storm/surface water runoff” and a Rain Garden Demonstration. Thursday May 7, 7:00 pm

Lake Erie Center Public Lecture: Dr. Jhonatan Sepulveda-Villet, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, "Feeding fish today, feeding families tomorrow: promoting food security through Great Lakes aquaculture.” Thurs. April 30 at 7:00 pm 

2015 Art Contest entries due: March 30, 2015. All ages and skill levels invited to enter!

Public Lecture Series: Dr. Bruce Manny, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, “Giants of the deep—Restoration of lake sturgeon in the central Great Lakes”, Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7 p.m., Lake Erie Center, room 155.

Public Lecture Series: Dr. Christopher Vandergoot, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, “Following Lake Erie Walleye: Confirming previous movement perceptions or formulating new ones”, Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7 p.m., Lake Erie Center, room 155.

Public Lecture Series: Dr. Mark Pyron, Aquatic Biology & Fisheries Center, Professor of Biology Ball State University, “Regime change in a large river fish assemblage”, Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7 p.m., Lake Erie Center, room 155.




Last Updated: 8/18/17