Adventure Ecology Trips--Cloud Gazing

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Squam has some beautiful land and waters. But one of the best things about Squam Lakes requires that you look up. The weather on Squam can change on a dime, throwing sun and rain and wind and fog and lightning into the mix all in a weekend. What makes the weather on Squam Lakes so unique? And how does weather figure into the health of a watershed?

Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) on Friday, July 11th from 10am-12pm for a relaxing cloud-gazing paddle led by SLA intern Caroline Saunders. Participants will learn to identify various cloud types common to the sky above Squam Lakes, and what sort of weather conditions you can forecast just by looking upward.

Understanding an area’s weather patterns is critical to understanding how a local environment functions. Which types of weather conditions—and at what frequency—does Squam rely on to maintain environmental health? How does knowing a little bit about cumulonimbus and stratus clouds help to make you a more responsible steward of Squam Lake? These are some of the topics to be discussed on this relaxing paddle on Friday, July 11th.

Read more about Caroline here.

Participation is free but limited to eight. If needed, the SLA will provide a canoe or kayak. Please register online, call, or email to reserve your spot (603-968-7336;

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

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Those clouds look decidedly like rain....