This Week's Program:
Before taking kayaks out on White Oak Pond, I will discuss the different species of turtles found in New Hampshire and the importance of turtles in the ecosystem. Other topics discussed will include: general facts about turtles, how to spot nesting sites, and an emphasis on interactions with snapping turtles. We will take the kayaks around the pond with the hope of spotting turtles coming up for air or sun bathing on the rocks. It’s going to be a turtley awesome time!
Meet at the White Oak Pond boat launch off of Route 3.
This Week's Intern Guide:
My name is Becca Cohler and I am from Chicago, Illinois. I graduated in 2015 from Illinois State University with a BS in Biological Science and a minor in Environmental Science. I have loved turtles ever since I was a little girl and can’t wait to share my passion with all of you!
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)
- Species Interactions and the Balance of Nature (July 21)
- Guided Beaver Walk and Discussion (July 28)
- Trail Running Ridge Race Preview (August 4)
- Introduction to Rock Climbing (August 11)
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.