This Week's Program:
This Program will be an introduction to climbing. Participants will learn the parts of a harness, two knots, the figure eight follow through and the double fisherman's knot, and the PBUS method of belaying. Additionally two different types of belaying devices, the GriGri and the ATC with be explained and used. Climbing technique and skills will also be touched upon.
Ages 12 & up.
Fisher Family Barn on the grounds of the Squam Lakes Association.
This Week's Intern Guide:
Jonathan Brock is an avid rock climber with more than 3 years of climbing inside and outside. He has worked at Metrorock Climbing Centers and the Unity College Willard Climbing Wall teaching different climbing skills to all ages and abilities.
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)
- Climate Change Interpretive Hike in Belknap Woods (June 23)
- 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)
- 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.