Addison County hosts a pair of science and Champ related events in the coming weeks.
Lake Champlain Symposium
On July 30th, the Lake Champlain Symposium convenes at the Strong House Inn in Vergennes. The schedule includes presentations on different aspects of the sciences related to the lake, including how senses work in humans and animals and the effects electromagnetic fields.
Of interest to Champ hunters are several items: “Something Big Swimming in a Very Old Fresh Water Lake,” “The Paleontology and Geology of the Lake Champlain Basin” and “Echolocation in a Fresh Water Lake.” One of the presenters connected with this set of topics, E. von Muggenthaler, has spoken before on the detection of bio-sonar signals in Lake Champlain.
The symposium runs from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Tickets for those 12 years and up are $16. Younger people enter free.
Champ Camp 2011
In mid-August, Champ Camp convenes at Button Bay State Park for a long weekend of activities on and by Lake Champlain studying the lake and its inhabitants. A cruise aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen may yield a Champ sighting. Additionally, there are educational workshops on water ecology, track casting and evidence gathering.
It sounds like a fun weekend by the lake. Champ Camp runs August 12th through the 14th. Tickets can be bought as passes to workshops, a VIP tent site and in combination with other activities.
 The presentation by Joe Citro, “Tales from Lake Champlain,” is confirmed as canceled.
 the web site reminds us the largest mass sighting of the lake monster was on board the Spirit of Ethan Allen in 1984