Students from the Shelburne Community School learned about stream health and lake ecology on the LaPlatte River with the Lake Champlain Sea Grant-University of Vermont Extension Watershed Alliance last fall. It’s just one of the ways that organizations in the Lake Champlain Basin are working to engage citizens in classrooms and in the community to […]
The LCBP hit the streets of Plattsburgh, NY and Burlington, VT in summer 2014 to talk about water quality with the public. We asked people where they thought the water in Lake Champlain comes from and what they think the average person can do to help improve water quality in the Basin.
This video series developed by the LCBP and produced by Peregrine Productions highlights the many ways that citizens are learning about and helping to protect water quality and habitat in the Lake Champlain Basin. The videos showcase opportunities for citizen action and the efforts of local watershed organizations to engage students and community members.
This winning entry to the Champlain Basin Education Initiative‘s “Celebrate Water!” student contest was submitted by a fourth-grade class from Champlain Elementary School in Burlington, Vermont. The contest was held as part of CBEI’s inaugural World Water Day event in March 2014.
When rain falls on hard or “impervious” surfaces like roofs, driveways, and sidewalks it runs into the storm drain system. Every time it rains, the volume of stormwater flowing into our waterways increases, causing stream bank erosion and water pollution.Try this interactive home improvement animation to learn some easy, inexpensive and even beautiful tips to […]
The LCBP and Lake Champlain Sea Grant developed this PSA in partnership with the Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors professional bass anglers tournament. Several radio stations in the Basin aired the PSA prior to the 2007 tournament. Listen
In February 2013, more than 40 educators braved a winter storm to attend a CBEI workshop focused on landscape change on the Burlington, Vermont waterfront. One of the goals of the workshop was to model appropriate and vibrant use of technology in watershed studies. Four breakout groups explored technologies ranging from GPS and Google mapping […]