Learning About Lake Champlain

11_3_14Student Response (Lower) 11_3_14Student Response (Upper)   Dave and I are now paddling our canoe on Lake Champlain. I am happy to report that we are back in the United States too! Lake Champlain is a very big and interesting lake. Did you know that it is the sixth largest lake in the United States? Read More

Portage to the Richelieu

10_27_14Student Response (Lower) 10_27_14Student Response (Upper) Greetings from the Richelieu River! We portaged our canoe from Montreal to the Richelieu River, because that is what won the last Cast YOUR Vote. Portage means to carry a canoe and supplies over land from one body of water to another. We loaded our canoe, Sig, onto our Read More

A Visit to Victoria Island

10_20_14Student Response (Lower) 10_20_14Student Response (Upper)   We made it to Ottawa, the capital of Canada! I have some information about Victoria Island to share with you now! Remember, students voted in a recent Cast YOUR Vote for us to visit Victoria Island while we are in Ottawa. Thank you for choosing Victoria Island. It Read More

Garbage in the river

Last week we collected all of our trash and found that we produced one large zip-lock bag of non-recyclable trash during the week. Most of the trash was plastic bags from food. Based on your suggestions we will try to refill containers with bulk foods like rice and dried beans rather than buying them in Read More

Almost to Ottawa

10_13_14Student Response (Lower) 10_13_14Student Response (Upper) Last week’s Cast YOUR Vote determined what we should do in Ottawa, Ontario. Students chose that we should visit Victoria Island. We will visit Victoria Island, which has been a gathering place for First Nations people for centuries. This week, I will share what I know about the Ottawa Read More

Paddling the Historic Mattawa River

10_6_14 Student Response Worksheet (Lower) 10_6_14 Student Response Worksheet (Upper) Dave and I have been canoeing along the Voyageur’s Highway.  We have paddled up the French River, across Lake Nipissing and down the Mattawa River. As we paddled our canoe on the Mattawa River, I could imagine brigades of voyageurs paddling their canoes, singing songs Read More