STEM Education – Ensuring Inclusion and Creating Future Stewards of Lake Champlain.

Floating Classrooms engage local students in lake ecology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education through keelboat sailing and hands-on lessons. This award winning and nationally recognized program combines standards-based curriculum, experiential learning, and sailing as a medium to meet the needs of our local schools and their students. Floating Classroom connects students to Lake Champlain to grow, be challenged, and nurture a relationship between the natural world and the individual.

School partners can choose from a variety of lessons, ranging from 4th and 5th grade content to middle and high school content. All programs align with Next Generation Science and Common Core Standards.

Lesson topics
 include, but not limited to:

  • Our Local Watershed & Geologic History
  • Water Quality and Marine Debris
  • Physics of Sailing
  • Wind, Weather, and Climate
  • Full-year programs for 4th and 5th grades

Contact and Applications:

If you have questions about Floating Classrooms programs, please contact Education Coordinator, Morgan LaPointe at (802)864-2499 or email,  To apply for a program, please complete the 2017 Floating Classrooms Application.

Floating Classrooms are supported by: