Education Field Trip to Stone Lab

 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 
1:00pm-3:00pm  
Gibraltar Island (accessible by water taxi from Put-in-Bay)

You're invited to tour the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island, home of F.T. Stone Laboratory and Ohio Sea Grant, which is normally not readily accessible to the public during summer class rotations.

Occurring rain or shine, the tour includes stops at Perry’s Lookout, the Glacial Grooves, Cooke’s Castle and Stone Lab’s Laboratory Building (including a close-up view of the famous Lake Erie water snakes and Stone Lab programming, including education, research and solar kiosk).

Please note: walking surfaces on Gibraltar Island are sometimes uneven. Wear good walking shoes or tennis shoes. The tour includes a great deal of walking around the 6.5-acre island and climbing several flights of stairs. Children ages 6-17 must be accompanied by an adult.


Cost

The cost is $16/adult and $11/child (ages 6-12); includes Put-in-Bay water taxi to and from Gibraltar Island with proceeds funding Ohio Sea Grant programs.


Transportation

Participants will need to obtain their own transportation to and from Put-In-Bay; see below for options.

Meet at the Boardwalk Restaurant Water Taxi Docks, located at 341 Bayview Ave. in downtown Put-in-Bay. Water taxis to Gibraltar Island from Put-in-Bay begin at 12:45 p.m. (The price of water taxi is included in the tour, but tip for boat ride is not.)

Transportation Options from Mainland to Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island)

Miller Ferry
(419) 285-2421
Round Trip Cost: $15/adult, $3/child (ages 6-11)
Leaves from Catawba Island

  • The Miller Ferry docks at the opposite end of the island, so the participants need to take a taxi or bus to the Boardwalk Restaurant to catch the water taxi.
  • Taxi fees range from $2.50 to $3.00 per person one way. Taxis wait at the Miller Docks as ferries come in.
  • Island Transportations Bus to the downtown from the Miller Docks is $2.50/person one way.

Jet Express
(419) 732-2800
Round Trip Cost: $34/adult; $15/youth (ages 12-17), $6/child (ages 6-11)
Leaves from Port Clinton

  • The Jet Express docks in downtown Put-in-Bay. The Boardwalk Restaurant is an easy walk from the dock.

Golf Carts at Put-in-Bay
Golf carts are available for rent at the Miller Ferry docks and downtown near the Jet Express.


Registration

The same online system used to register for Rhein Center classes is being used for tour registration. Register online. Once signed in, search for “Education Field Trip to Stone Lab.”

Interested participants without a Rhein Center account can easily create one by visiting the website and clicking on the “Create an Account” link (upper right side of the page). To register in person, visit the Rhein Center at the corner of Sixth St. and Walnut Ave.

Registration for this field trip will close when the maximum capacity for the Tour is reached or at 5 p.m. the day before the Tour, whichever comes first. For questions, contact education@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-4461, ext. 239.

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