Adventure Ecology: Who's Who in a Woods Near You?- An Ecology Walk Through Belknap Woods

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00pm

This Week's Program:

The main theme for this program is looking at the primary ecological role of 5 major groups found living in a forest and how they are connected to each other. The program involves a short hike with stops along the way. Each stop signifies an important group key to the function of the forest and will contain a discussion on this groups’ role. You never know what else may decide to take up residence along the trail for that day, so keep your eyes peeled.


Children and adults 10 & up, with an emphasis on children.


Belknap Woods- Beaver Pond Trail Loop, off of Route 25B.

This Week's Intern Guide: 

My name is Nathan Dulaney, this past May I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Wildlife B­iology and Conservation accompanied by a minor in Natural Resources. I’ve known that I was going to work with nature since I was 6 years old and it has evolved into my life’s passion. I am thoroughly invested in looking at forests and seeing how they work including all the interactions within. I have a special passion and curiosity for wildlife so if it moves, it is more than likely I will try to catch it.

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:                          

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.