Educator’s Workshop Focuses on Geography of the Lake Champlain Basin

What a Relief!, Teaching the Geography of the Lake Champlain Basin November 10, 1998 Plattsburgh, NY

Lake Champalin Basin ProgramColchester, VT- The Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBIE) is hosing a workshop on November 10, 1998 in Plattsburgh, NY for middle school teachers interested in teaching about the geography of the Lake Champlain Basin. Participants will listen to geography resource specialists and learn hands-on geography activities that they can take back to their classrooms. Presentations will be grounded in the national geography standards.

Scheduled presenters for the geography workshop include David Rider, in member of the Vermont Geographic Alliance and a teacher form BFA St. Albans High School; Matt Chandler, Edmunds Middle School; Amy Demarest, author of “This Lake Alive!”; Mike Brennan, Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center; Mark LaBarr, Green Mountain Audubon; and Julie Chorco and George Bailey from Lake Placid Central School.

New participants will receive a copy of This Lake Alive!, and interdisciplinary guide about lake Champlain Basin. Participants must pre-register for the workshop. A limited number of spaces are available. To register, contact Colleen Hickey, Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Lake Champlain Basin Program at (800) 468-5257 or (802) 655-6382 as soon as possible. There is a $15 registration fee.

CBEI is a consortium of organizations dedicated to helping Vermont, New York and Quebec educators learn about the important issues facing the Lake Champlain basin. Current members include the Adirondack Visitors Interpretive Centers, Green Mountain Audubon, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, the Lake Champlain Basin Science Center, National Wildlife Federation, Shelburne Farms and VT Project WET.