PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.
The Lake Champlain Zoological Inquiry is constantly working at researching the Champ phenomenon.
The current projects planned are a collaboration with Crash-Course Cryptozoology on a documentary, Release The Bodette Film, and a fieldwork trip sometime in 2021 to the marshes of the Ausable river.
Our work in the field takes us to many edges of the lake, diving in the water and surveying the land for any signs of a large, semi-aquatic animal. Tracks, sights, sounds, and other trace evidence are what we're keeping an eye out for.
We believe in educating the public on this phenomenon as much as possible; that means giving the latest updates on new sightings, debunking evidence when it can be proven false, and talking about what might be happening at the lake on both biological and psychological levels.
We're not always out on the lake. Most of the time, research into the phenomenon involves analyzing evidence from afar, like photos and videos, and diving into the history of the area.
The scientific method has, over and over again, proven itself to be the most accurate process in studying the world. We believe results must fit this method to be reliable; that means they must be analyzed objectively and, if correct, be consistent across time as data.
The phenomenon at Lake Champlain involves, to a heavy degree, debating theories. Plesiosaurs? Large terrapins? Pinnipeds? Whatever the answer might be, we believe one must have a solid grasp of their theory's scientific implications to be formed in the first place.
We believe heavily in the preservation of Champs, if they do in fact exist. Laws in local areas around the lake prohibit the direct killing of one such animal; but they do not push for preserving its food supply or keeping its home clean.