Lake Erie Center

The Lake Erie Center

  • 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
Lake Erie Center in Oregon, Ohio

2015 Winter/Spring Newsletter

CONGRATULATIONS to Matthew Snyder for winning the prestigious
University of Toledo Fellowship award for the 2015-2016 academic year!
Matthew is a graduate student in Dr. C. Stepien's Great Lakes Genetics Lab

The new Lake Erie Center's boat is nearing completion.
Don't forget to enter our Boat Naming Contest!

LEC webcam

Across the street from the LECView the live feed

Our webcam looks north onto Maumee Bay, across the street from our building, which is located at 6200 Bayshore Road in Oregon, Ohio.
Technical info: Apple iSight running on Evo



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  • - 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
  • Lake Erie Center Alumni & Friends Celebration -
  • - 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, 7pm

  • - 2015 Nature of Maumee Bay Science Camps for Kids: Science camp featuring laboratory exercises, art, and outdoor activities at The University of Toledo's Lake Erie Center in Oregon! Class size is limited! For more information, click the link above.
  • - Lake Erie Center 2015 Art Contest: Due March 30, 2015!

    • Support research and education at the LEC by becoming a "Friend of the Lake Erie Center" for 2015!

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Last Updated: 4/7/15