The Atlas is perfect for classes learning about Lake Champlain, or for student reports and projects. Be sure to check the Resources page for fact sheets and other materials. For the 2004 update, we've also added the following activities:
- Scavenger Hunt Navigate your way through the Atlas with this fun activity. Can you find everything?
- Blank Maps Seven different maps to choose! Print and draw your very own maps. Use the Atlas as a reference to plot rivers, lakes, cities, and more on these maps. Perfect for learning about geography.
- Nuisance Nonsense Game Learn about aquatic nuisance species with this fun word game.
Great Places to Visit*
- LCBP Resource Room at ECHO! The room features exhibits, hands-on activities, computer stations, a library of Lake and Basin information, educator resources, technical documents, and more. Special for students and educators: free Resource Room passes (does not include admission to ECHO) are available to visit the room for research. To obtain one, call the Resource Room in advance to schedule an appointment at (802) 864-1848 ext. 109.
- This Lake Alive!: An Interdisciplinary Handbook for Teaching and Learning about the Lake Champlain Basin, written by Amy Demarest and published by Shelburne Farms. It received significant financial support from the LCBP. Copies can be purchased through Shelburne Farms (www.shelburnefarms.org).
- The Watershed Alliance An innovative program in NY and VT that helps students and teachers learn how to monitor local water quality.
- Vermont Project WET, Water Education for Teachers. An interdisciplinary water education program for kindergarten through twelfth graders designed to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of Vermont's water resources.
*These are just a few of the many great places to visit in NY and VT. Go to the Resources page of the Atlas for additional materials and ideas.
Educators: We'd love to hear how you use this Atlas in your classroom. Contact us!