New Education Specialist Joins LCSG

By Lake Champlain Sea Grant Staff
May 08, 2019

Lake Champlain Sea Grant welcomes Nate Trachte as a new Education Specialist at the SUNY Plattsburgh site. 

"I look forward to getting the Lake Champlain Sea Grant youth education program going on the New York side of the lake," said Nate. "I enjoy experiential and environmental education with young people, building community resiliency, and getting folks invested in their community and the environment."

Nate grew up in the Ausable River Watershed in upstate New York where he fell in love with the region. An avid backcountry skier, hiker, mountain biker, paddler, and lover of adventure, Nate spends his time outside whenever possible. He is passionate about inspiring young people to interact with and study their local environment in hopes of emboldening the next generation of environmental stewards.

In 2017, Nate earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Fort Lewis College. In 2019, he completed his Master’s in Education with a focus in environmental education from Western Washington University and North Cascades Institute. Before joining Lake Champlain Sea Grant he worked with a variety of experiential environmental education programs.