The Maritime Museum offers a variety of support services to teachers, students, and school administrators designed to celebrate a ‘maritime theme’ to Personalized Learning Plans – especially targeting TRANSFERABLE SKILLS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, and GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP proficiency based graduation credit requirements.
We have organized our offerings by topic and by type, to the right. Also note that we offer free lesson plans to help educators prepare students for each field trip, and kits to rent for classroom use. Please read "Tips to make your visit successful" to get the most out of your experience.
Getting your students out of the classroom, on the water, discovering history through nautical archaeology, and exploring our region’s beautiful freshwater ecology can lead to increased academic achievement as well as personal growth for your students. Utilizing a Transdisciplinary STEAM approach, LCMM keeps education relevant to students’ lives. We employ LiFT Personalized Learning Software to support each students’ PLP progress and to help them learn proficiencies while documenting their achievements with new technology.
- Experienced adventure educators to inspire and guide inquisitive minds, teacher training, and project-based learning activities.
- Curricula aligned with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards that also reinforce environmental literacy.
- On-water exploration using traditional 19th century rowing boats, a fleet of canoes, and wetsuit/snorkeling equipment.
- A 4-acre waterfront campus in Vergennes, VT, to host your school ‘capstone’ project or for team-building and teacher development.
- A Nautical Archaeology Lab and Ecology Lab for hands-on research and experiments.
Please ask about our SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP program designed to create year-round collaboration to support student achievement, teacher training, and a “classroom without walls” where students investigate nautical archaeology problems, hands-on construction of submersible vehicles, boat building, charting/map making/GPS, and documentary film making among a variety of other school-year extra- and in-school activities highlighted by a school visit, rowing experiences, or other adventures at our Vergennes, VT, campus.
Our core values include:
- Experiential Learning: Actively engaging students through hands-on, team-based problem solving focused on- and under-the water.
- Community: We seek to engage students in celebrating citizenship past, present, and future.
- Resiliency: Preparing students to respond to a changing world and to adapt through team building, communication, and personal growth.
- Stewardship: Fostering connections between students and their communities and the natural environment, engendering relevancy, respect, and protection.
Current School Partnership Programs
Thanks to grant funding from Vermont Community Foundation, The Lake Champlain Basin Program and other private foundation we are able to offer in-school semester long expanded learning programs for our school partners.
Please call (802) 475-2022 ext 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your educational program or for more information about any of our exciting programs and school partnerships.
Our experts are ready to bring fascinating programs to your community. Call (802) 475-2022 to set up a program in your area! Programs include:
- Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain
- The Search for Macdonough's Shipyard
- Canal Boat Wrecks
- Adventures of Schooner Lois McClure
- Memoirs of a 1776 Gunboat Captain
- Exploring the Underwater Battlefield at Valcour Bay
- Operation Spitfire: Saving the Last 1776 Gunboat Water Highway of History
Fee: $250 plus mileage. Need-based fee reduction possible - call for details.
LCMM is proud to be an AmeriCorps Member Site