Below the Ice: Aquatic Ecology in Winter

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: In the comfort of your home or wherever you may be!

Registration: Registration is required. Please register by Friday, February 12th. Click here to register for the ZOOM meeting.    

This Week's Program:

Nothing quite says its winter on Squam like the formation of a thick layer of ice. Seemingly, nothing could survive under it. Yet, there is in fact a whole world of life brimming just below the surface. In this Adventure Ecology program, we will explore how plants, animals, and even microorganisms adapt to survive the winter in their freshwater aquatic spheres.

Audience: All Ages welcome.

Materials: This Adventure Ecology will take place over Zoom, so all participants should have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. Participants are encouraged to have something to write/draw with as well as to write on.

This Week's LRCC Presenter: 

Hey! I’m Mikey, and I am originally from Miami, FL. In 2018 I graduated from Florida State University where I studied Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and Conservation. Since graduating I’ve dedicated my time to serving communities across the country through environmental education, habitat restoration, and the preservation of cultural and natural resources. I’m excited to be joining the SLA for the next 10 months as I learn and live on beautiful Squam Lake!

SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:

Throughout the year, 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 Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about LRCC.

 

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