Campfire Stories: The History of Squam

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association. SLA is located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

This program will be a history lesson as well as a discussion.  Keeping it casual, we will have a campfire to sit around through the duration of the program and share some snacks and hot cider.  S’more supplies will be available for those who like dessert for breakfast!  First we will have a lesson on the basic (pre-European settlers) history of New Hampshire, and then move onto history specific to the Squam Region.  Afterwards, participants are free to ask questions or have a further discussion with the group on this topic.

What to Bring: Warm attire is required for this program.  We will not be hiking, so you will get cold quickly without proper clothing. Toe warmers for your feet are highly recommended. 

Audience: This program is for all ages and will especially appeal to history buffs and those wishing to learn more about the Pennacook Abenaki tribes of New Hampshire.  Although it’s a casual setting, younger children may get restless as we will be sitting around a campfire for the duration of the program.

This Week's LRCC Guides: 

Hey there!  I'm Maggy, from Long Island, New York and recently graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Sustainability Sciences.  I used to train assistance dogs to help people with disabilities become more independent in their daily lives which sparked my love for animals.   After hearing Steve Irwin's voice in the back of my head telling me to go a little further, I soon nudged myself into pursuing a career in the environmental sciences and became very interested in wildlife and conservation.  The Squam Lakes Region has always had a special place in my heart as it is my childhood vacation spot; I can't wait to be doing my part in making sure it remains healthy and beautiful.  I'm excited for all of the great experiences this year is going to bring, to further explore New Hampshire, and learn as much as I can about how to protect and maintain our awesome planet.  I love going out to spot wildlife, watch meteor showers, or finding great views!

Hi, my name is Danielle Plumlee (picture left)! I'm originally from Oregon, before I came over to Maine for school, in search of snow. I studied Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Maine, minoring in Professional Writing. My personal interest in my field is in human impacts on the environment, and working towards bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and public awareness. This is my second term serving at the Squam Lakes Association and I am looking forward to the chance to gain some l knowledge on conservation and education during the winter months with the LRCC! In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, and finding beautiful views.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

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 perform 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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