Carbon Counts: Understanding your Carbon Footprint

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

Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, 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:

Join the Squam Lakes Association for a chance to learn about your carbon footprint and the carbon cycle! After carbon dioxide has been released into the atmosphere from natural and anthropogenic sources, it can be removed through a process known as carbon sequestration. The ability of trees to sequester carbon is commonly studied, and through simple measurements and calculations, estimations of how much carbon taken up by them can be made. This adventure ecology program will provide participants with an understanding of the carbon cycle, a chance to measure and calculate how much carbon is stored in a tree, and how many trees it would take to offset their carbon footprint.

Audience: Recommended for ages 12+ and children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring: Weather appropriate clothing as we will be outside for a portion of the time to measure trees. Water and snacks if you think necessary.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

My name is Alex Reiber and I'm from St. Clair Shores, Michigan. I recently graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit where I studied Environmental Science and minored in Geology. I love the outdoors 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. This connection and the sense of peace I find from being outside are what drive me to pursue a career in conservation.

Hello, my name is John! I grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 with a business degree. For a few years I stayed in my area of study, working as a technology project manager for a large insurance company. After not much time in this setting I knew I needed to seek out a more exciting and personal experience, so I left my cubicle to head back to my roots and head out to the woods. In 2015, I hiked Vermont's Long Trail and in 2017 I hiked the Appalachian Trail. Through these experiences I realized from then on I wanted to work for the land. Last year I worked as a solo backcountry caretaker for the Green Mountain Club. I love hiking, backpacking, skiing and drawing.

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.

 

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