In late September, Franklin County NRCD teamed up with a group of local organizations to put on Lake Lessons - a free hands-on, place-based learning program organized by the St. Albans Museum. More than 300 fourth-grade students from St. Albans City School, St. Albans Town School, Swanton Elementary, and Georgia Elementary joined us at St. Albans Bay Park and the Georgia Town Beach to learn all about our connections to Lake Champlain, across Franklin County and throughout time. Topics included the history of St. Albans Bay, how soil erosion affects lake health, the paths that different pollutants take to enter the lake, and what farmers are doing to help protect clean water.
Thank you to the St. Albans Museum for organizing this fantastic event, and thank you to all of the partner organizations who participated: Missisquoi River Basin Association, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets, and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.
We had a great time and can't wait for next year!