Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration required. Click Here to Register.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA for a long exposure light painting/water movement workshop. Anyone is welcome, even if you don’t have a background in photography, or don’t have interest in taking the pictures, you can still come to run, walk, or skate around with your flashlights, and throw water into the air to create fun images. A camera is not required, but bring one if you want to learn or practice long exposure photography. Bring your flashlight, or other light source and draw in the night sky as we take long exposure pictures to capture the movement. If the lake is icy we can even ice skate to draw with light. We will also play with steel wool photography, and freezing water by throwing it into the air, or any other ideas participants may have and want to try. At the end of the program, we can look at all the pictures, and even if you don’t bring a camera, you can receive the photos we take by email to share with your family and friends.
Audience: Participants of any age are welcome to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: Participants should bundle up for the cold because we will be outside as the sun sets and not moving very much. Bring hand warmers, toe warmers, a hot drink, or anything else to keep you warm. Participants should also bring headlamps, flashlights (to make fun long-exposure light pictures with), an insulated thermos or vessel for water (to hold hot water before we throw it into the air for photos), micro spikes, ice skates and snowshoes. SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six people.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Sydney Kahl, and I am from Plymouth, New Hampshire. I graduated from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York in May 2018 with an Environmental Studies degree, and minors in Creative Writing and Outdoor Studies. After graduating I spent the summer working for the Utah Department of Natural Resources as an Aquatic Invasive Species technician on Lake Powell, and then came back east to work at Lakes of the Clouds hut on Mt. Washington for the Appalachian Mountain Club this fall. I spent the summer of 2015 working for Squam Lakes Association as a Squam Conservation Intern, and I am very excited to be back as a Lakes Region Conservation Corps member for the winter!
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.