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Students study on LGA boat

TICONDEROGA - The Lake George Association recently hosted students from Ticonderoga Middle School's seventh grade environmental science classes aboard its floating classroom.

The floating classroom program gives area students a hands-on experience out on Lake George teaching them about the history and ecology of the lake and its watershed.

"We hope students walk away from the experience with an added appreciation for the Lake George environment and the knowledge of what we all can do to protect it," according to LGA Executive Director Walt Lender of Ticonderoga.

"We were so excited to have the students from Ti come down for the program," commented Emily DeBolt, LGA's director of education, "and we hope that this will become an annual field trip that ties into their curriculum just like many of the other schools in the watershed who make use of the program."

"The LGA floating classroom trip was a fabulous experience for the seventh grade students of Ticonderoga Middle School. They got to learn about the lake we live on, the watershed, and ways we can tell our lake is healthy," according to Janet Mallon, living environment teacher at Ticonderoga Middle School. "The whole day helped to instill a sense of stewardship for one of the great natural resources we have right in our back yard: Lake George."

For more information, contact the LGA at 668-3558 or on the web at www.lakegeorgeassociation.org

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