File photo courtesy of Floating Classroom.
The following is a republished press release from Community Science Institute and NOT written by The Ithaca Voice. Click here to submit community announcements directly to The Voice, or email

Whether you’re a regular or a first-time boater, set sail with the Community Science Institute! For the 12th year running, CSI’s 4-H2O program will be partnering with The Floating Classroom to collect and analyze water samples across Cayuga Lake. Participants will learn how to collect water samples, including samples from 150′ down in the lake, and will analyze them while on board the MV Haendal. Data collected by volunteers are included in our online database.

This is a great chance to not only participate in real scientific data collection but also view the lake from a different perspective.

We will set sail from the Ithaca Farmers Market dock at 3:30 p.m. June 18. Please arrive by 3:15 p.m. so we can get you checked in and learn your names!

Register for this FREE event by emailing or calling 607-257-6606. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

*This program is free for children under 16 and one accompanying adult. Additional adult tickets may be purchased for $20 by contacting Bill Foster at All ticket proceeds will support Floating Classroom youth education programs!

PLEASE NOTE: Spots are limited and cancellations less than 72 hours prior to departure often result in vacant seats that cannot be filled. The result is that children who could have participated cannot.

Stay tuned for updates at and on!

If you have any questions please contact us at and/or 607-257-6606

Featured image courtesy of Floating Classroom.