Can you remember a time when you first became aware of the wonders of nature?
When was the first time you were in awe of something outside that you saw or heard?
Can you remember a learning experience you had out in the woods, or in a field, near a stream, or even in school during science class?
At the LGA we aim to make learning memorable for our youngest residents… the young people who will sooner, rather than later, inherit responsibility for keeping Lake George clean, clear and beautiful.
The LGA’s education and outreach staff – Emily DeBolt, Kristen Rohne and Jill Trunko – interact on a regular basis with the students who live in the watershed.
Sometimes the kids are out on the LGA’s Floating Classroom, and sometimes they are in their own classrooms — learning from watershed models or raising salmon! Sometimes the kids go into the backyards of their own schools with LGA educators and catch the critters that live in the streams, look at these critters closely, and see what they reveal about the health of the watershed.
There still are some things you just can’t learn from a smart phone or a computer!