Lake Erie Center

Lake Erie Center Mission

The Lake Erie Center’s vision is to improve the environmental condition, ecosystems services, natural resources, and sustainability of Lake Erie and its watersheds, and to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and public education towards achieving this vision. 

The mission of the Lake Erie Center is to:

  • 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

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Lake Erie Center in Oregon, OH

UPCOMING EVENTS


  • - 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