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In Pictures: Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program


August 9th, 2019 Last week, ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) education staff and instructors from the Ausable River Association taught teens about water quality sampling, river ecosystems, and the role that watersheds play in the health of the Adirondack Mountains. Part of the five-day course involved a river clean-up in the READ MORE

More than Mud: Teens Working on the Trail


For over 30 years ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been inviting high school students to participate in five-day trail projects throughout New York.  These projects take place in immersive backcountry settings, where participants live, work, and learn.  Each project is led by a pair of experienced leaders who guide the READ MORE

Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program: Photo Gallery


Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) partnered with the Ausable River Association to offer a Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program this year. Participants, ages 14 to 17, learned about watersheds, developed basic paddling skills, were introduced to basic limnological sampling, compared the water quality of Heart Lake and Mirror Lake, sampled benthic macroinvertebrates READ MORE

Outside Our Comfort Zones


After a sleepless night of camping out in single digit temperatures, my legs, back and brain were beginning to protest as I neared the summit of Phelps Mountain. Behind me, my co-leader, Seth and the three teenage boys we were guiding were getting battered by wind speeds of up to READ MORE