Mushroom Musings

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. Click Here for a Google Map. 

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people. Please register by Friday, October 1st. Click here to register.

This Week's Program: 

Did you know that humans potentially share up to 50% of our DNA with mushrooms? How about that the largest living organism on Earth is a fungus? Join LRCC member Hannah to learn more about these magical organisms, participating in creative crafts and an easy nature walk. We will be discussing the life cycle of mushrooms, the process in which they decompose other organic material around them, and their importance in the natural world.While walking through Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest, we will also identify local species of fungi and construct our own version of mushrooms. We encourage you to join us on this outing, and hope that you will come away with a better understanding and a deeper curiosity about fungi and their role in various food chains.

Audience: Ages 7 and older welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Materials: Anything you need to be comfortable outside for a couple hours (water bottles, sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, etc.) and enthusiasm for exploring the trail.

This Week's LRCC Presenter: 

Hannah graduated from Presbyterian College in South Carolina with a B.S. in Biology in 2020. She will be attending Oregon State University to pursue a career in conservation in the winter, but is elated to be serving at the Squam Lakes Association until October.

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 LRCC.

 

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