This Week's Program:
We will meet at 10:00am at the Squam Lakes Association Saturday morning, March 17th, and start with a quick demonstration on how to build a tiny terrarium. Terrariums are a great way to visualize the water cycle. The water cycle is foundational to understanding how climates work and building your own terrarium will not only reinforce the understanding of the water cycle, but it will also be a fun and engaging St. Patrick’s Day project. The Squam Lakes Association works hard to protect our watershed as well as educating the public in various ways to help them understand the importance of land and water stewardship. This program is intended for children, but anyone who is interested in making a terrarium is encouraged to join. Participants will have access to all the ingredients required to make a terrarium, including repurposed plastic bottles to build them in. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own containers such as mason jars or other more durable mediums. The program will take place in the Great Room of the SLA headquarters. This program is free for both members and nonmembers.
What to Bring:
Participants are encouraged to bring their own containers for the terrariums.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hello, my name is Kyle Salmons and I was previously the Squam Lakes Association’s Youth Program Camp Director and I am now an LRCC AmeriCorps member. I have three years of experience working in and around Squam Lake. I am originally from New York but I haven’t been able to bring myself to leave the beautiful state of New Hampshire for an extended period. I love sharing knowledge with those interested in learning about the area and the outdoors.
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.