Adventure Ecology Trips - Art and Expression Session at Squam Lake

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

SLA intern Emily Gross, will be offering an interpretive art session on August 8th 10am - 2pm analyzing the impacts of public use on the Squam Lake environment. The day will begin with a quick discussion at a public boat launch followed by a reflection period in which people can create what they observe or how they are feeling through three possible art mediums- watercolor, colored pencil, or oil pastel. Cardboard boxes and other recycled surfaces will be provided to work upon, but feel free to bring your own paper or sketch pads if preferred! After this hour-long reflection period, the group will head out on a leisurely paddle to a more remote location, where we will have a short hike to a new reflection area. Another hour long creation period will take place, as well as some free time for a packed lunch. Afterwards, we will paddle back to home base and compare the differences felt in the environment as well as what we actually observed. The goal of this excursion is to provide everyone with the opportunity to observe, interpret, and reflect upon the beautiful environment we are apart of. By understanding these things we will then be better able to nurture Squam Lake's ecosystem and improve our understanding of human impacts on the environment. No art experience is required, as this is simply a leisurely reflection period to create a piece in a way that you enjoy!

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Participation is free but limited to eight. If needed, the SLA will provide a canoe or kayak. Please call or Click Here to reserve your spot (603-968-7336). Remember to bring: Shoes you don't mind getting wet and walking in, a packed lunch, water, a sketchpad (not required), and an open mind!

The SLA will offer a number of other guided Adventure Ecology trips on Fridays throughout the summer. Visit the SLA calendar to learn more.