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This Week's Program:
This is a program is an introductory course on fishing that is designed to both educate children on the different types of fish in Squam Lake and the surrounding areas, as well as teach them the basics of how to fish. The program will start out with a presentation on the different parts of a fish and how to identify the various fish that can be found in Squam. Next will be a presentation and demonstration on the different parts of a fishing pole and fishing tackle, and how to put one together. The program will then move outside to the docks behind the building where each child will receive a fishing pole to use. They will practice putting tackle on their pole and casting, and then will be able to fish for around an hour. Any fish caught will be properly identified and then cast back.
This Week's Intern Guide:
I am Jordan Jones. I'm from Salisbury, Maryland, and am a Sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park. I enjoy being in the outdoors, whether that is backpacking, kayaking, or going to the beach.
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)
- Scavenger Hunt through Navigation (7/8/2016)
- Canoeing and Chemistry: How the Water Cycle Works (7/15/2016)
- 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.