1804
Ohio
The Spirit of the Lake Erie Islands: The Drama, the Beauty, the Science
Explore gigantic glacial grooves, learn about lake ecology and discover history from the War of 1812 as you take in the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the Lake Erie Islands.
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Program No. 1804RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5 B 5 L 5 D
Getting There
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
D
Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast

Afternoon: Check-in at B&B

Dinner: Dinner at The Crew's Nest (waterfront dining).

Evening: Orientation presentation at Town Hall following dinner

DAY
2
Lighthouse, Lake Erie Islands Center, Perry's Victory & IPM
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L,D
Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast

Morning: South Bass Island-Local Culture & History--tour island by tour train, visit South Bass Island Lighthouse, the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center.

Lunch: Noon lunch at The Crew's Nest (waterfront dining).

Afternoon: Visit to Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, talk by Interpretive Staff.

Dinner: Dinner at The Crew's Nest (waterfront dining).

Evening: Lecture at historic island Town Hall on natural and cultural history topics.

DAY
3
Gibraltar Island, Stone Laboratory, Lake Erie Ecology
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L,D
Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast

Morning: Boat transportation from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar Island, home of the Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory, the oldest freshwater lab in the US. We visit the Plankton Lab and explore the island and its buildings with OSU staff with a view of the historic home of Jay Cooke, financier of the Civil War. Enjoy a limnology science cruise on Lake Erie. Return by boat back to Put-in-Bay

Lunch: Stone Lab's lakefront dining hall on Gibraltar.

Afternoon: Visit to the Aquatic Resources Visitor Center. Enjoy a bat program with Debbie Nofzinger.

Dinner: Dinner at The Crew's Nest (waterfront dining).

Evening: Lecture at historic Town Hall on natural and cultural history topics.

DAY
4
South Bass Island, Lake Erie Islands Center, Caves
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L,D
Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast

Morning: Visit Perry's Cave and Butterfly House.

Lunch: Noon: Lunch at The Crew's Nest (waterfront restaurant).

Afternoon: Visit to local churches on South Bass Island and Heineman's Winery and Crystal Cave.

Dinner: Dinner at The Crew's Nest (waterfront dining).

Evening: Lecture at historic Town Hall on natural and cultural history topics.

DAY
5
Ferry to Kelleys Island / Bird Banding / Glacial Grooves
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L,D
Ashley's Island House Bed & Breakfast

Morning: Ferry trip to Kelleys Island, Bird banding demonstration with Master Bird Bander from US Geologic Survey and American Banding Council.Tour of Glacial Grooves to discover these unique geological formations and to the East Quarry to hunt for fossils.

Lunch: Lunch on Kelleys Island

Afternoon: Continuation of field Trip at Kelley's Island. Visit to Ohio Historical Society Petroglyphs. This field trip will be led by experts in geology and natural history from local universities and Kelleys Island. Return to Put-in-Bay by Ferry.

Dinner: On the waterfront.

Evening: Free evening.

DAY
6
Natural & Cultural History, Program Concludes
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
B,L

Morning: Monarch butterfly walk/lecture on butterfly migration and tagging.

Lunch: Lunch at local restuarant






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