Tips and Events for the Week of May 21

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Tip 1. Water Purifiers Don’t Clear All Algal Bloom Toxins: Not all water pitchers with filters remove all the dangerous microcystins from tap water, a new study by a researcher with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES) has found. Justin Chaffin, research coordinator at CFAES’s Stone Laboratory, and his team conducted a study comparing three popular pitcher brands’ ability to clear microcystins from tap water. Of the three, two of the pitchers failed to clear all the toxins. Microcystins are sometimes produced by harmful algal blooms. Chaffin can discuss the findings of the study. He can be reached at chaffin.46@osu.edu.

Tip 2. Grill Your Way Through Memorial Day Weekend: As grills get cleaned and fired up for the season, it’s helpful to know the best techniques for cooking on them. Michael Cressman, a CFAES assistant professor of animal sciences, teaches a barbecue science class and can be reached at 614-688-1980 or cressman.2@osu.edu

May 2018 events

23 CFAES Alumni Society’s Scholarship Fundraiser, 5:30-8 p.m., Land-Grant Brewing Company, 424 W. Town St., Columbus. Ten percent of every drink purchased will go to support scholarships for CFAES students. Details: go.osu.edu/CQpV

June 2018 events

6 Lecture and book signing by bee expert Olivia Carril, co-author of The Bees in Your Backyard: A Field Guide to North America’s Bees, 7 p.m., Hoover-Price Campus Center, University of Mount Union, 420 West Simpson St., Alliance. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ6j.

8 A Day in the Woods: Breeding Birds, Vinton Furnace State Forest, Township Highway 6, McArthur, Ohio. The event starts at 8 a.m. Registration fee: $12. Start the day exploring the Vinton Furnace for songbirds. Learn about identifying birds by song, breeding bird ecology and the important role breeding birds play. Contact Dave Apsley, apsley.1@osu.edu.

9 Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. More information: 330-263-3761.

12 Small Grain Field Day, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., OARDC Schaffter Farm, 3240 Oil City Road, in Wooster. The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch for those registered by June 4. Contact Rory Lewandowski at lewandowski.11@osu.edu or 330-264-8722. For more information and to register, go to go.osu.edu/2018SmallGrains. The event will feature sessions on malted barley, wheat and double-cropping soybeans with small-grain production.

14 Whiz Bang Science Show, 7-8:30 p.m. John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7Q, 330-263-3761.

14 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. research brief, “We All Have a Role to Play in Climate Change Education,” by Jason Cervenec, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State. 8 p.m. guest lecture by Randy Moses, interim senior vice president for research and professor of electrical and computer engineering, Ohio State. Free. Requires ferry ride or own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ8D.

15 Guided Summer Walk, 2-3:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7b, 330-263-3761.

16 Plastic Pot Recycling, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Chadwick Arboretum, 2001 Fyffe Court, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Free recycling of horticultural plastic pots, cell packs and trays. More information: clark.2849@osu.edugo.osu.edu/CQ7q.

20 Bee Lab Webinar, 9-10 a.m., featuring “Ethics in Beekeeping” by Kim Flottum, author and editor of Bee Culture Magazine. Free. Join by using the “Guest Login” at go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz at 8:55 a.m.

21 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. research brief, “Visual Ecology of Lake Erie Fishes,” by Chelsey Nieman, doctoral student, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State. 8 p.m. guest lecture by Stephen Spear, executive director, The Wilds. Free admission. Requires ferry ride or own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ8X.

28 Propagating Cuttings Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $10 for members of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum; $15 for nonmembers. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7d, 330-263-3761.

28 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. research brief by Jessica D’Ambrosio, Western Lake Erie project director, The Nature Conservancy, Ohio. 8 p.m. guest lecture by Kelli Page, executive director, Great Lakes Observing System. Free admission. Requires ferry ride or own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ8Z.

28 Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State University Extension Defiance County office, 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance. Workshop on identifying trees. Registration: $35; includes lunch. More information: Bruce Clevenger, 419-782-4771, clevenger.10@osu.edu; John Schoenhals, 419-636-5608, schoenhals.2@osu.edu.

July 2018 Events

12 Identifying Summer Weeds, 8-10 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Miller Pavilion, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. More information: Gwen Zimmerly or Paul Snyder, 330-263-3761, or secrest.osu.edu.

14 Ohio Sheep Day, Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Registration: $15 for Ohio Sheep Improvement Association members; $25 for nonmembers. Cost includes lunch. Memberships can be purchased during registration. More information: Roger High, 614-246-8299 or rhigh@ofbf.org.

14 Intensifying Pond Production of Fish, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Millcreek Township Hall, Millcreek Perch Farm, 10420 Watkins Road, Marysville. Registration: $50 for Ohio Aquaculture Association members; $75 for nonmembers. More information: Matthew Smith, 740-289-2071, ext. 121, or smith.11460@osu.edu.

25 Summer Grafting Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Miller Pavilion, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $35 for members; $45 for nonmembers. More information: Paul Snyder, 330-263-3761 or snyder.1062@osu.edu.

25 Manure Science Review, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Watkins Farm, 18361 Township Road 90, Forest. More information: Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533 or wicks.14@osu.edu, or visit ocamm.osu.edu.

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