Educator Resources & Community

Welcome to the educator community and resource hub from Lake Champlain Maritime Museum! Our goal with this community is to give educators throughout the Lake Champlain Watershed a place where they can easily find high-quality, free content from non-profit organizations, federal agencies, schools, and other educators. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and bookmark this page to access all resources and past newsletters.

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Browse Resources & Past Newsletters

June 2024

  • Read the June Newsletter
  • Wave of Plastic: This five lesson unit was created by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and is designed for middle school students. The resource also comes with an in-depth Teacher-Facilitator Guide that gives a nice overview of the entire unit.
  • Environmental Service-Learning: This document, produced by the EPA, contains a collection of ideas for environmentally-focused service-learning projects and “project spotlights” that showcase projects done at schools around the country.
  • Pack a Waste Free Lunch! This EPA resource is geared toward decreasing the amount of waste the that is generated by school lunches.

May 2024

  • Read the May 2024 Newsletter
  • Green Schoolyards America: This resource from Green Schoolyards America is a great tool to use as you look for ways to get your students outside and has three different free digital books with lesson plans and ideas to get your students outside and learning right on your school grounds.
  • Watershed Explorer Challenge: This booklet encourages students to explore the Lake Champlain Watershed and learn more about different aspects of its ecology and geology. Includes FREE printed copies for all of your students at a variety of locations around the state-including the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum-or you can use the digital copy on the website.

April 2024

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October 2023

  • Read the October 2023 Newsletter
  • Meet the Scientist: A video series by Lake Champlain Basin Program spotlighting some of the scientists in our region who are working to better understand the water quality, ecology, and history of Lake Champlain and its watershed.
  • Vermont Fish and Wildlife Fish Culture Station Video: A video with Bret Ladago, a fisheries biologist, as he explains what fish culture stations are and their importance.
  • Tour of Salisbury Fish Hatchery: A guided video tour of the Salisbury Fish Culture Station, which shows all of the different parts of the station in addition to explaining some background information about it
  • Fish Culture Station Worksheet: A worksheet to go along with the two above videos that will push students to think like a scientist and fill out a research permit application.

September 2023

August 2023

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