See & Do at Lakeside



Lectures & Keynotes

Education was a founding principle of the Chautauqua movement, and today Lakeside continues to value life-long learning by providing educational opportunities for individuals of all ages and all interests. Offerings range from expert-led discussions and lectures to Lake Erie science lessons and family arts and music programs.

Lecture Series

The hallmark of the education experience is the Chautauqua Lecture Series. Experts present topics ranging from history, science and politics to cultural arts, business and current world affairs. More than 50 lectures are offered during the summer.

The Chautauqua Lecture Series features experts presenting on topics ranging from history, science, and politics to cultural arts, business and current world affairs. These summer lectures are held at various times at a variety of venues across campus. Visit the calendar to learn more. For questions, contact John Mann, Director of Education, or call 419-798-4461, ext. 278.

Keynote Speakers

The Education Department coordinates numerous programs throughout the year; from lectures and seminars to dialogues and documentaries, a variety of learning methods are used to promote intellectual growth.

The Education Department coordinates numerous programs throughout the year including lectures, seminars, dialogues, and documentaries using a variety of learning methods to promote intellectual engagement and development.

Some of the topics explored include arts and culture, business, gardening, history, politics, religion and faith, world affairs and many more!

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Family & Youth Education Programs

Lakeside Chautauqua offers a variety of opportunities for youth – from science to swim lessons to song writing!  Learn, grow and have fun while on summer vacation!  In addition to the programs on the calendar of events, be sure to check out the art offerings at the the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. Center for the Living Arts.

Ready to plan your family fun? View the calendar of events for listings of programs and activities planned for the summer 2023.

Professional Development Graduate Credit

Lake Erie College, in partnership with Lakeside Chautauqua, offers educational and cultural arts professional development for graduate credit for educators looking to renew their teaching licenses, and/or gain professional development.

Throughout the summer, Lakeside Chautauqua offers programming that intuitively infuses and provides many new ideas and strategies for the education professional. This two-semester hour course utilizes the Lakeside Chautauqua programs offered throughout the summer.

The cost is $360. This is a self-paced, independent study course that allows participants to choose and attend the programs offered during the summer.

For questions and additional information, email Sally Schuler, Professor of Professional Development at Lake Erie College, at

Course Registration

To obtain the online Registration Link and Course Code (number), contact Sally Schuler by email at Upon enrollment, course direction/assignment will be emailed to the student. Once completed, the student will email it back to Sally Schuler.

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