This Week's Program:
Join me on a canoe ride around Squam as we discuss the lake’s most important ingredient: water! Plan to enjoy a casual afternoon in which we will learn to identify different types of clouds, some basic water chemistry, absorb some vitamin D, and eat our lunches on the water. This program will be geared towards third through fifth graders, but would be easily enjoyed by older children as well. Make sure to bring a lunch, a bathing suit, and a parent! No canoeing experience required.
This Week's Intern Guide:
Originally from Concord, New Hampshire, I started school at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 2012. At Bates, I study Chemistry and try to fill most of my free time doing music related things. I have played Guitar in the Jazz Band at Bates as well as in personal group endeavors, and currently work as at the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall making sure that everything from lighting to recording shows runs smoothly. Growing up in New England meant growing up around lakes and rivers, so I spent my days jumping into those things, and that remains one of my favorite things to do! Last summer I got to direct a summer adventure program for 13 and 14 year olds, so I got to spend a lot of time canoeing, sailing, and hiking the area around Blue Hill, Maine.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
Every Friday from June 17 through August 19, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Squam Conservation Interns who spend their summers on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission.
Other Adventure Ecology Trips during the summer of 2016:
- Wetland Ecology Walk (6/17/2016)
- Nature’s Secret Signs (6/24/2016)
- Introduction to Fishing on Squam Lake (7/1/2016)
- Scavenger Hunt through Navigation (7/8/2016)
- Backcountry cooking- more than just granola bars and trail mix (7/22/2016)
- Identifying Trees in the Squam Region (8/5/2016)
- Squam Bird Ecology and Kayaking (8/12/2016)
- Leaf Rubbing and Tree Touring for Beginners (8/19/2016)
Squam Conservation Internship:
The Squam Conservation Internship provides skills and experience for future conservation professionals while working as the driving force behind the SLA's conservation mission. This volunteer internship provides hands-on conservation work experience and certification over a broad range of activities. Interns serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, work toward the eradication of variable milfoil, help to preserve loon populations on the lakes, engage both youth and adults in environmental education, and perform other conservation duties such as shoreline restoration and trail maintenance and construction. Learn more about the internship program here.