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

Recent Article in TwineLine featuring Dr. Stepien
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Oh those Mayflies!
Dr. Christine Mayer spoke with WTOL news about the
Mayflies in the interview below

The new Lake Erie Center's boat is now in the water and ready for research.
The naming contest has ended and the results will be posted soon.

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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  • - Summer Naturalist Series: Roger Myers, President of the Maumee Valley Bee Keepers Association will present on the "Truths and Myths of Colony Collapse in Honey Bees" Thursday July 9 at 7 p. m.
  • - 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.
  • - Barefoot Wine Beach Clean-Ups: Volunteers invited to Maumee Bay State Park to help keep Great Lakes' beaches "Barefoot" friendly. Maumee Bay State Park's Lake Erie Beach, Friday, July 24, 4-6 p.m.
  • - Lake Erie Center 2015 Photo Contest: Due October 2, 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: 6/26/15