Adventure Ecology Program: Connecting Art with Nature!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Adventure Ecology Program: Connecting Art with Nature 



Who’s Invited: All ages

Location: Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot

Time: Wednesday, August 12th, 10am - 12pm

Registration is Required: Email JenneWalker@squamlakes.org or call 603-968-7336 to sign up.

Description of Program: Connecting Art with Nature is a daytime adventure that focuses on inspiring individuals to maintain a personal relationship with Earth. Starting in Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest, participants will get the chance to walk around and create various works of art. The program includes learning about how to make crafts with leaves and sticks, writing short poems, and sketching landscape scenes. Everyone will get a chance to explore different techniques that can help them create a lifelong relationship with the outdoors. The goal is to inspire people to make art in order to maintain a lifelong relationship with nature by creating art that is inspired by nature. Hanging it up in places such as an office or a living room, one can feel a connection with nature even when one cannot be outdoors.  This guided outing will help people discover their own way to love both nature and art simultaneously.

Your Guide: Coral Tucker, SLA Intern
I am a junior who attends Carthage College in Wisconsin, which is not to far from my hometown of Oak Forest, Illinois. I became interested in art during highschool where I took many art classes and even entered some of my art in shows. I like to draw, take photos, and spend time outside in my spare time.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips: Every Friday from June 26 and through August 14, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs that are open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are being presented by the Squam Conservation Interns who spend their summers on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association’s mission.

Upcoming Adventure Ecology Trips:

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 unpaid volunteer internship provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of activities.  Interns serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, work toward the eradication of variable milfoil, 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.