Light Paintin’ and Stargazin’

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association. SLA is located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration required. Space is limited to 12. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

 Light painting is a unique photography technique that involves “painting” the air with a glow stick, flashlight, or glow sword, at night while a camera takes a long exposure shot of the artist.  The result is the completed design of what you’ve drawn in the air as a glowing painting on a dark background. Typically, the person doing the painting is not visible.  Depending on the moon light, you may faintly see yourself in the background, but that’s okay!  While others are taking their turn in front of the camera, we will have two telescopes set up for star and planet gazing, as well as a hot chocolate dispenser to keep us cozy.  

What to Bring: Warm attire is required for this program.  We will be out on the ice after dark and will not be moving around a whole lot, so your body will get cold quickly if you are not bundled up or have proper shoes.  Microspikes are recommended in case there is not a layer of snow over the ice.  The SLA can provide two additional pairs, one small and one medium.  

Audience: This program is for all ages, no art experience necessary! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week's 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 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 LRCC.


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