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Educator's Workshop Focuses on Geography of the Lake
What a Relief!, Teaching the Geography of the Lake
Champlain Basin November 10, 1998 Plattsburgh, NY
VT- The Champlain Basin Education
Initiative (CBIE) is hosing a workshop on November
10, 1998 in Plattsburgh, NY for middle school
teachers interested in teaching about the geography
of the Lake Champlain Basin. Participants will
listen to geography resource specialists and learn
hands-on geography activities that they can take
back to their classrooms. Presentations will be
grounded in the national geography standards.
for the geography workshop include David Rider, in
member of the Vermont Geographic Alliance and a
teacher form BFA St. Albans High School; Matt
Chandler, Edmunds Middle School; Amy Demarest,
author of "This Lake Alive!"; Mike Brennan,
Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center; Mark
LaBarr, Green Mountain Audubon; and Julie Chorco and
George Bailey from Lake Placid Central School.
will receive a copy of This Lake Alive!, and
interdisciplinary guide about lake Champlain Basin.
Participants must pre-register for the workshop. A
limited number of spaces are available. To register,
contact Colleen Hickey, Education and Outreach
Coordinator at the Lake Champlain Basin Program at
(800) 468-5257 or (802) 655-6382 as soon as
possible. There is a $15 registration fee.
CBEI is a consortium
of organizations dedicated to helping Vermont, New
York and Quebec educators learn about the important
issues facing the Lake Champlain basin. Current
members include the Adirondack Visitors Interpretive
Centers, Green Mountain Audubon, the Lake Champlain
Basin Program, the Lake Champlain Basin Science
Center, National Wildlife Federation, Shelburne
Farms and VT Project WET.