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Special Topics in Lake Champlain Natural History

July 15 - July 19

This course is being taught through a partnership between the Lake Champlain Maritime MuseumSaint Albans Museum and Kamp Kill Kare State Park, and has been supported in part by funds from the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

This is a hands-on science course focusing on the natural history and ecology of Lake Champlain, its watershed, and other similar freshwater ecosystems. The course is presented in modular fashion, i.e., each day is stand-alone if so desired. The suite of modules offers a unique overview of freshwater ecology of the region and also offers an exciting variety of field-science activities and research to pursue with students.

Daily Schedule:

  • Day 1: Natural communities—flood plain forests, bogs and shorelines.
  • Day 2: Water Chemistry –nutrients, good and bad.
  • Day 3: Phytoplankton and zooplankton up close.
  • Day 4: Freshwater mussels – vulnerable life histories and endangered species.
  • Day 5: Identifying and Understanding Lake Champlain fish.

Note: Daily schedule is subject to change. Please contact Elizabeth Lee if you have questions before registering for single day participation.

Course Name: Special Topics in Lake Champlain Natural History
Course Contact: Elizabeth Lee802-475-2022 x102
St. Albans Coordinator: Neal Smith
Locations: Kamp Kill Kare State Park, Burton Island, St. Albans Bay, Mississquoi River and nearby sites.
Dates: July 15-19, 2019
Credit: 1 to 3 Credits through Castleton University (optional)
  • $200 for one day.
  • $375 for 2 days ($550 with 1 credit).
  • $550 for 3 days ($725 with 1 credit).
  • $725 for 4 days ($1050 with 2 credits).
  • $950 for 5 days ($1400 with 3 credits).

Choose any day(s) in any order. No additional administrative fees. Register online here.


Kamp Kil Kare
2714 Hathaway Point Rd
St. Albans, VT 05478 United States
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(802) 524-6021