Dr. Chris Winslow, assistant director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program at Ohio State University, will give a lecture about issues plaguing Lake Erie.The free, public event will take place Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at The University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center.
Winslow will cover Lake Erie’s critical threats, including invasive species, harmful algal blooms, dredging and coastal economic development. He also will discuss the work that is being done to address these concerns.
Winslow received his bachelor’s degree from OSU and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Bowling Green State University.
Ohio Sea Grant is a statewide program that provides greater knowledge and stewardship of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes through research, education and outreach. It is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant College Program, which includes 32 state programs located in every coastal and Great Lakes state and Puerto Rico.
The NOAA network includes more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, educators, students and outreach experts who cover a variety of topics vital to human and environmental health; these include water quality, coastal hazards and biotechnology.
UT’s Lake Erie Center is an interdisciplinary research and education facility dedicated to solving environmental problems at the land-water interface and bay-lake exchanges in the Great Lakes.
The Lake Erie Center is located at 6200 Bayshore Road in Oregon.
A shuttle for students attending the event will depart from the south side of Bowman-Oddy Laboratories on Towerview Boulevard at 6:15 p.m.