This Week's Program:
While enjoying the beauty of Belknap Woods, the program will begin with a brief introduction to the science and the history behind global warming. Participants will then get the chance to understand the impacts that rising temperatures will have on fauna and wildlife in the Squam Lakes region. For example, tree, bird, and pest populations most likely to be impacted by global warming will be discussed and identified. The program will conclude with a discussion of potential solutions to our climate crisis.
Ages 10 & up, participants must be capable of walking around 2 miles.
Belknap Woods, off of Route 25B.
This Week's Intern Guide:
My name is Riley Harris, I am a rising sophomore at Bowdoin College in Maine, and I plan to major in both Government and Legal Studies and Environmental Studies. I’m originally from South Brunswick, New Jersey, and I spent most of my summers as a youth enjoying the various mountain regions of the Northeast. I’m really interested in human ecological impact, especially when considering our current climate crisis.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
Every Friday from June 16 through August 18, 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. Click here for more information about the Adventure Ecology program.
Other Adventure Ecology Trips during the summer of 2017:
- Interactive Walking Tour of New Hampshire's Ferns (June 16)
- Interactive Ecology Walk Through Belknap Woods (June 30)
- Native Plant Talk and Walk (July 7)
- Exploration of Microbes in Squam Lake (July 14)
- Species Interactions and the Balance of Nature (July 21)
- Guided Beaver Walk and Discussion (July 28)
- Trail Running Ridge Race Preview (August 4)
- Introduction to Rock Climbing (August 11)
- Turtle Talk on White Oak Pond (August 18)
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.