Floating Classroom Field Trip Information for Teachers
The LGA has been offering Floating Classroom school field trips since the early 1990's. It is often conducted in two parts: The first part being the boat trip to study water quality and the other half being stream monitoring to look at how various aspects of the land can affect water quality.
The Floating Classroom field trip provides students with a real-world learning experience on environmental topics while meeting New York State learning standards.
Program Availability: May- June and September- mid-October
Group Cost: The program is free for schools located within the Lake George watershed, due to grant funding. For schools outside of the watershed, the cost is $150. Any student programs conducted during July and August have a $275 program fee.
Group Capacity: The boat can carry 30 passengers per trip. We can have a maximum of 60 students per day when the Floating Classroom is paired with our Stream Monitoring Program. Multiple days can be arranged for larger groups.
Program length: A typical day is from 9:00am-1:30pm. We can adjust start and end times to work with a school’s schedule. However, we do require schools to come for at least 3 and a half hours if doing both the Floating Classroom and stream monitoring programs. If your class is just interested in the Floating Classroom program, the program will be 2 hours.
Program Content: See Topics Covered page. The students will receive workbooks to fill out during the day so that they can remember what they have learned on the trip and use it back in the classroom.