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Floating Classroom

Floating ClassroomWelcome aboard the Floating Classroom!

Beginning July 1st, the Winnipesaukee Watershed Association is offering lake ecology cruises aboard our new Floating Classroom!  Our educational cruises will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week throughout the summer.

The ‘Floating Classroom’ is a fun and informative hands-on lake ecology program for adults, children, students, and summer campers who are interested to know what shapes Lake Winnipesaukee’s natural beauty.  The tour features a 90 minute boat excursion on a pontoon boat, where participants will learn fun and interesting facts about the history, geology, and ecology of the lake, as well as more serious threats and water quality issues facing the lake.  Passengers will have an opportunity to ‘be the scientist’ through collecting water samples, measuring water clarity, and determining what’s living below the surface with our underwater camera.

Tours will depart from the Weirs public docks on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am and 1pm. The cost is $20 per adult and $15 per child under 16.   LWWA members receive a 10% discount (must be current in your membership).

Cruises should be booked two days in advance to ensure your seat.  Registrations can be made by completing the form below.

The floating classroom is made possible with funding from the Environmental Education Fund and Nighswander Community Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation.

Please call us at 603-581-6632 if you have questions.

Our additional sponsors and underwriters:


  • Advanced Onsite Solutions, LLC
  • Anchor Marine Corp.
  • Binnie Media
  • Cross Insurance
  • Goodhue and Hawkins Navy Yard
  • Sanborn’s Auto
  • UNH Center for Freshwater Biology


  • Christopher P. Williams Architects
  • Irwin Automotive Group
  • Melcher & Prescott Insurance
  • Metrocast
  • Mill Falls
  • NH Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • NH Electric Co-op
  • RE/Max Bayside
  • Steven J. Smith & Associates, Inc.
  • Worry Free Property Management and Restoration


To learn more about the Floating Classroom program, download a brochure (in PDF format)

Floating Classroom Registration Form

Below is a Floating Classroom Calendar. Simply move your cursor over a date to display event information. You can also move from month to month by clicking on “<<” or “>>”

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