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(OLLI AT UVM PRESENTS) Stories of the Lake with Kristine Stepenuck and Ashley Eaton

Jun 8, 2021
10:00 am to 11:00 am

In this cultural and historical view of Lake Champlain, we begin by centering ourselves with a short video to share the Abenaki creation story of the lake and its basin. Participants will learn about the culture and history of native tribes in the area, and their relationship with water. Then, we will provide an interactive introduction to the geology and formation of the Lake Champlain basin and the lake. Moving through time, we will share stories of the lake's naval history following European settlement. We will conclude the presentation will by sharing details of how the lake is studied today, including a glimpse underwater with footage from our ROV (remotely operated vehicle), and will engage participants in a conversation about connections between land uses and lake quality, and actions individuals can take to help protect and improve water quality for the future.

As the presentation is based on an on-lake trip, stories we share will include mention of the following local sights along the Burlington coastline:
¿ Red Rocks
¿ Lone Rock Point
¿ Rock Dunder, a small rock island, which embodies the spirit of Oodzee-hozo, the creator of Lake Champlain in Abenaki legend
¿ The Horse Ferry Shipwreck, located off of north beach

Price: Member Fee: $15 Non-Member Fee: $25

For more information, contact Lora Phillips at 802-656-5817 or

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