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:
Paint rocks and learn about the geology of New Hampshire with LRCC member, Dena! We will paint fun images such as trees, butterflies, and flowers on rocks to keep in your gardens or yards at home. In this two-hour program we will cover how NH earned its title of “the granite state” and the basic geology of the world around us. Depending on the weather, we will paint either outside in the field by the SLA barn or in the SLA barn with the doors open, masks on, all while maintaining appropriate social distancing space.
Audience: This program is for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: We ask that you please wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on and bring rocks to paint, water, sunscreen and snacks. Please also bring a facemask to be worn if we cannot maintain a distance of 6 feet or more.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
Hi there! My name is Dena Hoffman and I'm from Hudson, New Hampshire. I recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire where I earned a degree in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in ecosystems. The impacts that people have on the environment and how ecosystems work are some things that I'm very passionate about and I'm always looking to learn more! I find nutrient cycling within ecosystems and ways to educate the public about our local environment interesting as well. I love listening to music and I've played trumpet for over 10 years now. At home I play with the Windham Community Band and I love every minute of it! I also like yoga, painting, walking on trails, reading, and looking at the stars. One of my other favorite pastimes is playing with my dog and doing photo shoots with him.
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.