Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration required. Click Here to Register.
This Week's Program:
Come join the SLA for a fun afternoon of exploration and process-focused art with your little ones! For this program, we will be go on a short walk around the SLA headquarters, searching for natural items such as sticks, winter berries, pine cons, stones, etc. and maybe play some games along the way. Afterward, we will return to SLA headquarters where children will get to paint with their natural items, and therefore, explore shapes, colors, textures, and patterns. As the creativity flows, so will the hot cocoa! Some children might finish early and others might use the whole time, so families are welcome to stay for as long or as little as they like.
Audience: This program is geared towards families with young children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: Participants should bring appropriate winter clothing for a short walk around the property.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hello, my name is Amanda, and I am originally from Western Massachusetts! I have a B.S. in Movement Science, Sport and Leisure Studies, concentration in Wilderness Leadership, and a minor in Environmental Science from Westfield State University; and a M.S. in Natural Resources and a certificate in Environmental Education from the University of Idaho. Beyond my wordy degrees, I have lived and worked in several places across the United States within the last five years, from Cape Cod to the Puget Sound. I am very excited to be back in New England as I broaden my conservation horizons in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire! Interests include hiking, canoeing, photosynthesizing in the sunshine, reading, snowboarding, playing the uke, sending postcards, and swimming laps.
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 the program.