Floating Classroom

For more than 30 years, future generations of Lake Protectors have begun their protection journeys on board the LGA’s Floating Classroom.

This informative and interactive family program aboard the Rosalia Anna Ashby provides participants the opportunity to learn about the remarkable ecology and health of our Lake — and how to protect it — through hands-on activities and experiments.

In your fun- and fact-filled cruise, you’ll measure water clarity, catch zooplankton, investigate other water quality parameters — and return to shore with a whole new understanding of what it takes to keep Lake George clear and clean.

Public programs are held weekly in July and August.

School teachers and administrators are asked to call us at (518) 668-3558 for information on Floating Classroom field trips and other outdoor education opportunities.

All ages are welcome, however, we do not recommend the program for those younger than 8.

Safety Information and Considerations

Life jackets are provided and required for everyone under 18. There is also an emergency restroom on board.

COVID Protocols:

  • Unvaccinated individuals, including children who are not yet vaccine eligible, must wear a mask.
  • Limited capacity will allow groups to be seated about 6 feet from another group. Please note that you may not be 6 feet from the boat captain, crew, and staff.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the program.

The Floating Classroom is made possible by long-time LGA members and ardent lake stewards Bruce and Mary Ashby, with the generous support of many other grants and donors.