Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association, 534 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245. Click here for a Google Map. Carpool to Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest.
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 look into the small creatures that call the forest floor ‘home’. The forests around the Squam watershed provide excellent protection from the harsh Summer sun; making the ground cool and shaded. The trunks of fallen trees may look quiet and lifeless at first, but inside, they are teeming with life. We will be walking around the Chamberlain Reynolds forest looking into the micro-habitats of decaying logs to identify just what might be living inside. Participants should dress in clothes that are okay to get a little dirty, and wear shoes or boots that are comfortable for lots of walking. Gloves will be provided. Feel free to pack snacks and water to keep yourself fueled throughout the trip!
What to Bring: Good shoes for walking outdoors, clothes that are okay to get a little dirty, water, and snacks.
Audience: All are welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
My name is Dawe! I am from Plymouth, New Hampshire and I graduated from Plymouth State University. Even from a young age, I’ve always thought bugs and ‘creepy-crawlies’ were fascinating, and the more I learned about them and their impacts on the environment, the more that fascination grew. Being a student of Environmental Biology, I was able to dip my toes both into laboratory analysis, and field observations and collections. When I wasn’t getting my hands dirty, I’d often be listening to music, playing guitar, or hanging out with my friends.
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 the program.