TICONDEROGA - The Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga held its August meeting aboard the Lake George Associations Floating Classroom vessel, a new 40 foot catamaran style boat with a capacity of 49 passengers.
The Floating Classroom program educates area students about lake science and ways to protect our water resources.
LGA Education and Outreach Coordinator Emily Debolt gave the Kiwanians an introduction to limnology, the science of lakes, as well as a history of the geological formation of Lake George and its watershed.
She discussed human impacts on Lake George's water quality and a variety of lake-related issues including invasive species, fertilizers, native plant buffers and stormwater.
Participants then performed water samples and experiments looking for indicators of water quality impacts.
Club members also collected plankton samples and observed them under microscopes.