Geology Rocks! An Introduction to Geology and Rock Climbing

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association Barn. Park in the grassy lot next to the brown SLA building located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map. Walk down path and across the bridge to get to the barn.

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 on Saturday, September 14th from 10 am – 12:30 pm for a chance to explore the science of the earth: geology! Participants will join Lakes Region Conservation Corps member Alex Reiber for an introduction to basic geologic concepts and terminology, including classification of minerals and rocks and the processes that form them. We will also discuss how rocks are dated and an overview of how they are identified in the field. In addition to geology, participants will be introduced to different aspects of rock climbing, such as safety and tying knots. Although not truly made of rock, participants will have an opportunity to gear up and climb our indoor rock wall during the second half of the program as we revisit some of the information presented earlier. The program will be held in the Fisher Family Barn on SLA’s campus, but in the event of rain, participants are encouraged to bring an extra pair of dry shoes to climb in.

This program is geared towards anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding of geology. Those who do not wish to climb the rock wall during the second half of the program are welcome to stay and watch. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring: Dry gym shoes and comfortable clothing to climb in (i.e. no flip flops or sandals).

Audience: All ages welcome, although program is geared towards kids ages 10 & up. Climbing is encouraged, but not required.


This Week's LRCC Guides: 

My name is Alex Reiber and I'm from St. Clair Shores, Michigan. I am a recent graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit where I studied Environmental Science. I love being outside and in my free time enjoy hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and camping. 

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.


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