Water. Access. Vitality. Education. Stewardship.
Creating future stewards of Lake Champlain
WAVES is an initiative for children and adults designed to enhance community member’s connection to the exciting ecosystems of Lake Champlain through interactive science lessons and water-based recreation. Hands-on learning paired with paddling or sailing engages people young and old while empowering them to become future stewards of Lake Champlain, improving its water quality by changing perceptions and behavior.
The goals of the WAVES initiative are:
- To educate adults and youth about Lake Champlain ecology and our role within the lake environment throughout all our sailing courses and camps each summer.
- To work with local schools in order to teach students about the importance of lake stewardship and ecology through hands-on environmental education lessons paired with on-water recreation.
- To minimize our impact on the natural world by maintaining strong recycling efforts throughout the year and a compost system in the summer months.
- To train the environmental educators of tomorrow through our internship program.
Floating Classrooms Program
For more information about our school science programs please see our Floating Classrooms page.
To become involved with our spring, summer, or fall internship program, please look for opportunities on our Job Opportunities page.