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Professional Learning

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Join us each summer for graduate-level professional learning courses and workshops to expand your practice and knowledge. We emphasize empirical thinking and hands-on experiences, informed by a unique multidisciplinary approach to the historical and natural heritage of the Champlain Valley. In partnership with Castleton University, some courses are available for graduate-level credit.

Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Learn from the Lake: Strategies and Resources to Bring Lessons from Lake Champlain Into the Classroom
July 22–26, 2024

How to Register

When you are ready to register, use the “Register Now” button at the bottom of each course page.

For courses that are hosted by the Museum, we’ve also included some tips below to make the registration process easier.

Course Selection and Registration

  • Select the course for which you would like to register. You may register for more than one course at a time.
  • Indicate if you plan to take your selected course with or without credit from Castleton University

Paying for your Course(s)

  • If you are paying by credit card – please fill in the necessary information and submit your form. Your payment will be processed immediately and you will receive a confirmation email.
  • If you are paying by Purchase Order – please provide us with the necessary contact information so we can send an invoice and receive payment on time.

Taking Courses for Credit with Castleton

  • If you are taking a course with credit from Castleton University, you will also have to register through Castleton as well. After submitting your registration, you will receive a link by email along with instructions. No payment will be due to Castleton—the cost of your credit is included in your payment to the Museum.

Everything Else

  • We’ll contact you prior to the start date to answer questions and provide helpful information
  • If you need lodging, please don’t forget to make lodging arrangements
  • If you have any other questions, please contact us at info@lcmm.org

Past Courses

  • Photogrammetry for the Professional – May-June 2019 with guest lecturer Kotaro Yamafune 
  • Salmon in the Champlain Watershed – June 14, 2019 with instructor Matt Harrison
  • Learning from the Lake: Using Primary Sources to Teach Key Proficiencies – June 24-27, 2019 with instructor Harry Chaucer
  • Phoenix Burning – July 1-3, 2019 with instructor Chris Sabick
  • Special Topics in Lake Champlain Natural History- July 15-19, 2019 in Kamp Kill Kare State Park, St. Albans, VT
  • Champlain Colloquium – August 1, 2019 with invited speaker David Hackett Fischer and scholars of French and Quebec history
  • Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom – August 8-10, 2019 with instructors Vera Longtoe Sheehan, Melody Walker Brook and additional Abenaki culture-bearers