This Week's Program:
We will take a stroll around the SLA headquarters property in hopes to see examples of interactions between organisms. Organisms live in complex assemblages in which they interact with each other every day. On this walk we hope to see examples of all the different types of species interactions that occur in nature and learn about how they work in harmony to create a balance. We will then discuss the consequences of what happens when this balance is interrupted and how these interactions can become uneven.
Squam Lakes Association, meet in the Great Room.
Ages 10 & up.
This Week's Intern Guide:
My name is Dominique Tarr and I am a New Hampshire native stemming from Francestown. I am a rising junior at Plymouth State University majoring in Environmental Biology and minoring in Sustainability. Some of my interests include conservation ecology, animal behavior, and zoology.
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)
- 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.