Keep our tourists coming & our drinking water clean

This video was scripted, voiced, and edited by Ijeyilowoicho Onah, Grade 10 student at Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) in Ithaca, NY. Youth Voice students explore environmental scYouthVoice2 logoience topics of personal interest while learning production skills from WSKG’s youth media curriculum.

Cayuga: Our Community’s Lake

Produced by: Ijeyilowoicho Onah, Grade 10
Video & photography by: Nancy Coddington & Solvejg Wastvedt

Bill Foster is the Program Director for Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom. Foster and his staff teach young people about the ecology of the lake and how this ecosystem they depend on for drinking water works. “When they come out and learn, they’re also making observations that become data,” says Foster. “We can use data [students] collect to teach other people about the lake.”

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Ijeyilowoicho Onah, Youth Voice student producer

“It is important that citizens and scientists take the time to learn more about the lake,” says student producer Ijeyilowoicho Onah. “This will keep our tourists coming, as well as keep our drinking water clean. It’s important to preserve the health of Cayuga Lake. We all depend on it. So, as a community, let’s do our part!”

Click here to learn how you can get involved in helping Cayuga Lake.





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