Lake Erie Center

The Lake Erie Center

Mission
  • 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 Fall Newsletter


13abc Action News reports "Spurring new Maumee sturgeon" about our local sturgeon recovery effort. News report features UT student Jessica Sherman as she talks about her research.

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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Upcoming Events

  • Summer Science Camp: Week-long day camp is FULL, but we still have spots available in our one-day minicamp on August 9, 9-3:00.
  • Naturalist Night: We are kicking off our 2016 Naturalist Series with Marquita Tillotson of Nature's Nursery on May 19, 2016, at 7 p.m. This is a kid friendly event and will feature live animals. Fun for the entire family...come join us!
  • 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.

  • Support research and education at the LEC by becoming a "Friend of the Lake Erie Center" for 2016!
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Last Updated: 4/26/16