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 in Marcy Brook, learned about regional wildlife at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, paddled Lake Champlain, and helped clean up the mouth of the Ausable River.  Students also spent the week camping in one of our lean-tos at ADK’s Wilderness Campground.