OUR CREW

Scientific Minds

JACKIE TAYLOR

Field Station Director

Jackie Taylor has a degree in Natural Resources, she came to work on the Lake Erie Islands in 2012 as a Field Biologist Assistant for OSU’s Stone Laboratory, and was the Director of the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center.

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MARISSA DOWALTER

Field Station Assistant

Hello everyone! My name is Marissa Dowalter and I'm excited to be working with the Kelleys Island Field Station and Kelleys Island State Park this summer. I am originally from Fredericktown, Ohio and have always loved nature and the outdoors, with a very special place in my heart for reptiles. I graduated from Ohio University in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Wildlife & Conservation Biology and have since worked for Aullwood Audubon, the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, and Stone Laboratory. I love doing outreach education and I look forward to sharing my passion for nature and science with all of you this summer, in addition to helping keep the State Park in pristine condition! I'm looking forward to meeting all of you, feel free to say hi if you see me around

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WANT TO BE A CREW MEMBER?

Field Biologist Assistant
Volunteers
Jr. Naturalist

Individuals will assist with the lab’s Science Field Trip Programs in the spring, summer, and fall. This will include assisting with research, identifying specimens in laboratory sessions, and participating in specialized island activities for youth and adults.

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