(CANCELLED) Geology Rocks! An Introduction to Geology and Rock Climbing

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map

This Week's Program:

Join the SLA on April 20th from 10 am – 12:30 pm for a chance to explore the science of the earth: geology! Participants will be introduced to basic geological concepts and terminology, including the processes that form different rocks and how they are classified.  We will also discuss how rocks are dated and how geologists identify them in the field. Following a short lecture and discussion, we will walk over to the Squam Lakes Association’s indoor rock-climbing wall which is located in the barn on campus. Although not truly made of rock, participants will have a chance to climb the wall while we revisit some of the information presented. The barn is not heated so participants are encouraged to dress in warm clothing and to bring an extra pair of dry shoes to climb in.

What to Bring: Warm clothing that is comfortable to climb in and dry shoes to wear in the barn.

Audience: Anyone with an interest in gaining basic understanding of geology should join us for the first portion of the program and those that are interested in climbing and revisiting what was covered in the presentation are welcome to join us in the barn for climbing. You are also invited to watch if you prefer not to climb. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week's LRCC Guides: 

My name is Alex Reiber and I'm from St. Clair Shores, Michigan. I am a recent graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit where I studied Environmental Science. I love being outside and in my free time enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, and kayaking. As a child, I spent a lot of time in northern Michigan which helped me to develop a strong connection with the natural world.

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 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.


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