We're seeking the help of community members and businesses to complete our $210,000 fundraising effort, to launch the MV Teal, the new home of the Discover Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom,  in May 2018!  We're calling our campaign "A Boat For Everyone" because the continuing mission of the Floating Classroom is to provide great experiences for everyone.  Each year, we take over 1500 students onto the lake, and provide financial assistance to make sure no one is left behind.  The Teal, and our new Eco-Tourism initiative, will help us provide more lake access and educational programming than ever before.  You can help!  Donate to Discover Cayuga Lake's A Boat for Everyone campaign.

Community Benefit

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The MV Teal is a 63-foot cruiser that will

  • provide reliable & flexible service
  • let us work with larger classes and groups
  • support volunteer lake monitoring
  • accommodate on-board wind and solar.
  • generate eco-tourism revenue to sustain our community mission!

Progress as of June 6th, 2018

We're 93% toward our goal!

We're particularly excited about the fact that individual donations make up a solid 40% of the funds we've raised. This wonderful, generous support from our friends and neighbors shows that our community in the Finger Lakes values and supports what we're doing. Thank you all!


science on Cayuga Lake!

MV Teal is on the water as of May 2018

The current anonymous owner of the MV Teal is letting us use it for our programming, for a couple of months, while we push to complete our fundraising and finally buy the MV Teal. That means classrooms are out with us on Cayuga Lake doing science! With your help, we expect to be able to finish this purchase in June or July at the latest.

Your Contributions

Online. Make a donation online using a credit card via our non-profit profile on GiveGab.

Donate by check, payable to  "Center for Transformative Action" with "Discover Cayuga Lake" in the memo line.  Mail to the Center for Transformative Action, 119 Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca NY 14853. 

Premiums.  We've arranged a few rewards to thank you!  And, you'll get progress updates. 

Tax-deductible.  Documentation of your donation will be provided via the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Center for Transformative Action.

Sponsorship.  We would love to have your business or organization sponsor an annual program! Please contact us if you're interested in learning more.

Bill Foster
Program Director, Discover Cayuga Lake