This Week's Program:
This program will include a brief introduction on the magnetic fields going over how they formed and how they affected navigation will begin this program, followed up with how to use a compass. There will then be an introductory game where groups will follow compass directions and use the meter stick adaptation to maneuver around a course, followed up with questions. The end will be compass directions to various items hidden about that groups can move around and explore. This event will be held at the Squam Lakes Association located at 534 U.S. Rt. 3 in Holderness. All ages are welcome, and family groups are encouraged to attend.
This Week's Intern Guide:
My name is Maggie Gaiero and I am going to be a senior at the State University of New York at Oswego with a major in Zoology and a minor in Creative Writing. I grew up in Rumney, NH, exploring the rivers and mountains that surround us. Topics that really interest me are conservation and ecological rehabilitation or flora and fauna.
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)
- 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.