Location: Squam Lakes Association, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click here for a google map.
*Program leaders will email registrants a day or two before the program with details regarding location, what to bring, and safety protocols.
This Week's Program:
Ever wanted to design your own clothes? Love to tie dye? Do you love floral and leaf patterns? Interested in learning about fast fashion? Well have we got a program for you! Join LRCC member Maggy in a leaf printing workshop. We will be using leaves, flowers, and whatever natural textures you’d like to bleach print old clothing. Think of it as a stamp; paint the Soft Scrub onto the leaf, press it down for a few moments, and let the print develop! This works best for cotton clothing, but denim will also work. While we design our shirts, we will also discuss the environmental benefits of second hand shopping and why fast fashion is not a sustainable or environmentally friendly industry and how you can make an impact.
Audience: This program is for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: We ask that you please bring your own clothing, Soft Scrub, leaves/flowers and paint brushes so that we can keep contact points to a minimum. Please also bring a facemask to be worn if we cannot maintain a distance of 6 feet or more.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hey, there! I'm Maggy, from Long Island, New York and recently graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Sustainability Sciences. I used to train assistance dogs to help people with disabilities become more independent in their daily lives which sparked my love for animals. After hearing Steve Irwin's voice in the back of my head telling me to go a little further, I soon nudged myself into pursuing a career in the environmental sciences and became very interested in wildlife and conservation. The Squam Lakes Region has always had a special place in my heart as it is my childhood vacation spot; I can't wait to be doing my part in making sure it remains healthy and beautiful. I'm excited for all of the great experiences this year is going to bring, to further explore New Hampshire, and learn as much as I can about how to protect and maintain our awesome planet. I love going out to spot wildlife, watch meteor showers, or finding great views!
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.