Lake George Floating Classroom - hands-on aquatic learning for all ages


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Find out what makes Lake George so special! Learn about Lake George ecology, geologic history, animals, lake protection efforts and more. LGA's educator, first mate and boat captain welcome you aboard the Rosalia Anna Ashby for one of the best Lake George educational programs around.


Lake George Floating Classroom educational programs teach people of all ages about Lake George ecology, history and water quality

From earthquakes and glaciers, to stormwater and invasive species, come aboard the LGA's Floating Classroomto learn all about Lake George and how to keep its water clean and clear. 

On board, you'll enjoy a hands-on adventure and learn all about Lake George water quality.

You will find out what makes Lake George unique. You'll measure water clarity, catch zooplankton, and test pH and temperature. You'll find out if Lake George is healthy, and what you can do to help keep it that way.

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Who? All ages are welcome. The program was originally designed for students in grades 6-8 but can be adjusted for any age group. Individuals or families can take part in our summer public tours. Those who have a large group may book a separate program.

When? May-October

Where to board the boat: LGA's Floating Classroom is docked at the Lake George Village Dock, just north of Shepard Park, at the end of Amherst Street. Groups scheduling their own program may be able to have a different boarding location on the lake if there is a suitable dock.Lake George Floating Classroom participants sink Secchi disks into Lake George to measure water clarity and quality

Public tours.  Leaving from Lake George Village Dock, we offer public programs on Wednesdays in July and August, from 10 am -12 pm or 1 pm - 3 pm. Reservations are required. $15 adults and $9 for children under 18. Call 518-668-3558 for reservations or make them online here!

Group Cost: The program is free for schools located within the Lake George watershed, due to grant funding. Rates for groups vary... call or email for more information.

The boat. The Rosalia Anna Ashby, a 40-foot catamaran, was launched for the first time in 2009. It was custom-built for the LGA, and is solely owned by us.

Capacity: 30 passengers (Groups of up to 60 can be accommodated by adding our on-land Stream Monitoring program.)

Lake George Educational Program on board the Floating Classroom Program length: Typically two hours

What to wear: Dress warmly in layers and wear sneakers. Wind on the Lake can be chilly! The boat is partially covered to provide protection from light weather. Life jackets are provided. (Everyone under 18 is required to wear one.)

Restrooms:  There is an emergency restroom on board.

 

 

 

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