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GLIN==> Manatees! Winter Program and Reception

For immediate release
January 30, 2002

Bonita Cordi, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory

Manatees and Silent Auction

Join the Friends of Stone Laboratory and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program at their Fourth Annual Winter Program and Reception on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 in Columbus, Ohio. The feature presentation will be "From Ohio Aquatic Organisms to Manatees: A Behind the Scenes Look at Aquatic Conservation and Research Programs at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium" by Mike Brittsan, Curator, and Doug Warmolts, Assistant Director of Living Collections (and former Stone Lab student), both from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Make your plans now to attend this fun and informative event!

In addition, a silent auction will be held beginning at 7 p.m. to benefit the Friends of Stone Laboratory, a non-profit group that supports Stone Lab programs and scholarships. Auction items include vintage refurbished microscopes and other Lake Erie related items. (payment by cash or check please; credit cards cannot be accepted.)

Come and learn from the experts about the science that goes on behind the scenes at the zoo and the educational opportunities at Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island, The Ohio State University's Island Campus.

Wednesday, February 27, 2002
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fawcett Center, Ohio State University Columbus Campus
2400 Olentangy River Road (free parking available)

This Event is Free and Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided (cash bar available in the Fawcett Center restaurant).
Please RSVP (not required, but will help us in planning) by calling the Ohio Sea Grant office at 614-292-8949 or e-mail to cordi.2@osu.edu by February 19th.

Submitted by Karen Ricker, Ohio Sea Grant