Call me Roz. Rainbow Trout Roz.

Kris Jarrett Education

I’ve pulled many trout out of many bodies of water, but never Lake Champlain. But in my experience, fishes are alike all over and all you need is a little know-how and a dichotomous key. I’m a detective, so I’m not green when it comes to slimeballs. But I’m a fish detective, so I know some scaleballs, too. This year …

Welcome, Allyson Ropp, AmeriCorps Service Member!

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My name is Allyson Ropp. I hold a master’s degree from East Carolina University in the Program in Maritime Studies I am so excited to be at LCMM. Not only is the staff amazing and so energetic and excited about what they are doing here at the museum, but the museum itself offers a variety of resources and learning opportunities through …

Watershed Science Apprenticeship for Young Women

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Matthew Witten and Elizabeth Lee, LCMM, 2017 In mid-December Aaron Moore greeted us, brought us into the lab, and gave us each a seat in front of a wide, flat pan with dead insect larvae covering the bottom. Not your normal field trip. Everyone was very curious. Aaron is a field scientist at Vermont Department of Environmental who does biological …

New AmeriCorps Members Begin Service at LCMM

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Today we will meet Roz, one of LCMM’s three new AmeriCorps Members beginning a year of service with LCMM. Hello, my name is Roz Wilcox, I am from rural Washington state, surrounded by mountains and ocean. The community I grew up in was equal parts farmers and sailors. When I was in high school, I began volunteering at a place …

Headwaters to Lake, Part I

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by Matthew Witten, LCMM LCMM’s Headwaters to Lake program started with a big splash in late September. Eight eager students from Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) in Hinesburg showed up, ready to get their feet wet, at Common Ground Center in Starksboro, our base camp for studying upper Lewis Creek and some of its associated wetlands. Headwaters to Lake …

ROV Tech Lake Adventure Camp in Burlington

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Earlier this summer we had young students build and fly their own remote operated vehicles (ROVs). Did you know that LCMM offers advanced ROV camps as well? This August we had five students between the ages of 13 – 16 join us at the Waterfront Diving Center in Burlington to learn more about ROVs. During the week we visited world-famous ROV …

Vergennes Middle School FUSION: History Under Your Feet

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This past spring, LCMM educators and AmeriCorps service member Eileen led Vergennes Middle School students in a search for the history lying under their school grounds. Starting with historic maps and current satellite imaging, students located a slaughter house on the edge of the school property. Over the next few weeks, they dug a one meter by one meter test …

L. Francis Herreshoff Lecture and Book Signing with speaker: Captain Roger Taylor

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Tickets Here! Order a copy of the book here. L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer by Roger C. Taylor chronicles the life and work of the most remarkable yacht designer of his time. Meet the author at an illustrated lecture and book signing on Tuesday Oct. 18, 5-7:30pm. Proceeds benefit Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Education Programs. About L. Francis Herreshoff: L. …

SeaPerch ROV Lake Adventure Camps, 2016

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Two weeks of SeaPerch camps are done! Thank you campers! We had a great time, and wanted to share the videos taken by camper’s ROVs. Enjoy! SeaPerch kits can carry a GoPro video camera and they bring back some fun footage from under the waves of Lake Champlain.  Check out even MORE photos over on our Facebook Page. Week One …

SeaPerch Building with Mt Abe Middle/High School

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During the Spring of 2016 a group of Middle and High School students at Mt. Abraham in Bristol, VT, build and flew SeaPerch ROV Kits. They learned how to fly Eva, LCMM’s LBV150 ROV, explored a shipwreck on the bottom of Lake Champlain, built and pool tested their own ROV’s,and finally tested them in the Lake!