Scouts learn about Lake George

TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga Cub Scout Pack 72 recently enjoyed an eco-learning adventure aboard the Lake George Association's Floating Classroom.

Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelo scouts learned how to use the tools of the limnology trade - field scopes, Secchi disks, and plankton nets, and gained a better understanding of Lake George's delicate eco-system and how important it is to protect the lake's water quality.

The scouts were able to complete several of the requirements they needed for their Wildlife Conservation belt loops and academic pins, including: explaining what natural resources are; learning why its important to protect and conserve natural resources; and visiting with a person who works in wildlife conservation.

In addition to programs scheduled specifically for groups, the Lake George Association is offering a Floating Classroom program for the general public for the first time this summer. Every Wednesday during July and August, the Floating Classroom will leave the dock at Shepard Park in Lake George at 11 am, for a two-hour program. Reservations are required. Donations of $10 an adult and $8 a child are suggested.

The LGA is a non-profit membership organization of people interested in working together to protect, conserve, and improve the beauty and quality of the Lake George Basin. The LGA is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. For more information, contact the LGA at 668-3558 or visit the LGA website at www.lakegeorgeassociation.org.

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