Welcome to Spring Break Camp at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum! Below you will find useful resources and more information.

Monday, April 20: Microscopy!

Screen capture of our dark iron sand sample under the microscope

Things from class today:

  • Learn more about Robert Hooke and the history of microscopes: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-Hooke
  • How to use the Google Mapping Distance Tool:
    • Find the area you want to examine on Google Maps
    • Right Click on the map
    • Select the “Measure Distance” button
    • Left Click the map to start your measuring line
    • Left Click as many times as you want to extend the measuring line
    • Left Click and Drag the circles around to change the area where you are measuring
    • Right Click on the circles to delete them, or to clear your whole measurement
  • Images and more information on Power House Park can be found at http://passageport.org/iron-story/23-powerhouse-park/

Our At-Home Activity for Today:

  • Find 1 or 2 objects in your house
  • Draw a portion of the object as big as your thumb in large scale, close-up
  • Email a photo of your drawing(s) to Matt (MattH@lcmm.org)

Credits and Thanks for Today:

  • Quad Footage by Jason Donoghue, 457Studios
  • Additional Videography by Erin Jarrett

Tuesday, April 21: Rocks & Fossils

Our At-Home Activity for Today:

  • Find a few rocks in your yard and try to identify if they are igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary. 
  • And/or, find an object or two in your home that is made of rock and try to identify if it is igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary. 
  • Don’t forget to bring a snack and your favorite toy to camp tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 22: Plankton

Things from camp today:

  • Download and use the Plankton Key to identify plankton in the future! (Linked below)
  • Photos of plankton that we looked at are below

Our At-Home Activity for Today:

  • Imagine and draw your own plankton!
  • Send a photo of your drawing to Matt (MattH@lcmm.org) and we’ll post it on this website!

Thursday, April 23: Archaeology at Crown Point

The view of the fort from above

Things from camp today:

Our At-Home Activity for Today:

  • Invent and draw (or construct using materials from around your house or outside) your own fort from the 18th century.
  • Label the key features of your fort
  • Name your fort
  • Take a picture and send to Matt (MattH@lcmm.org) so we can share your fort online!

Credits and Thanks for Today:

  • Quad Footage by Jason Donoghue, 457Studios
  • Additional Videography by Erin Jarrett

Friday, April 24: Nautical Archaeology

Things from camp today:

Take a virtual shipwreck tour with your family or friends:


Credit and Thanks

Our thanks to the following partners for their assistance and resources that made this Spring Break Camp possible:

  • Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • Helena D. Van Voorst
  • Erin Jarrett
  • Jason Donoghue, 457 Studios

Thanks for joining us for our first ever Virtual Spring Break Camp! We loved providing this virtual camp for free to anyone who was interested. If you feel like this was a valuable experience for your child, please consider making a donation to support Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.