Meet the biggest, coolest tool for your school: the Giant Lake Champlain Map! An accurate and detailed 35′ x 25′ vinyl map of our watershed, the giant map is designed to be a spatial and geographical learning tool for teachers and students. By interacting with and learning on the map, students of all ages will learn how where they live is connected to the lake and be inspired to take care of Lake Champlain. Lessons on the map can truly explore any aspect of the Lake Champlain Basin: history, water quality, geography, science, music, math, literature, and more. Bring this accurate and detailed 35’ x 27’ map of our watershed to your school! By interacting with and learning on the map, students of all ages will learn how where they live is connected to the lake and be inspired to take care of Lake Champlain. The map is easy to customize to your lesson plans, or bring one our educators to your school for the day!
Example Giant Map lesson plans and activities
Lesson plans on the Giant Lake Champlain Map have endless possibilities. We recently worked with a group of local educators to brainstorm some ideas; here is just a sample from that day:
- Zebra mussels
- Follow a drop of water: Tributaries and sub-watersheds
- Local place names and how they change
- American history through landmarks, people, and events
- Latitude and longitude
- Canals and locks
- Fish populations, movement, and dams
- Geography and geology
Video by Peregrine Productions
Bring the Giant Map to your school
Experience the Giant Lake Champlain Map in person! Interested educators and schools can request the Giant Map for your school. Please fill out the form below to start the conversation.
Giant Map Request Form
The Giant Lake Champlain Map Project is a partnership between Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Lake Champlain Basin Program, and Castleton University.
This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement (LC-00A00707-0) to NEIWPCC in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP).