Myths & Marshmallows

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association, 534 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245. Click here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is appreciated. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

Join us at the SLA for a night of star-inspired legends! We’ll start the evening by listening to some of the stories inspired by our constellations, as well as going over a brief history of the significance of astronomy in cultures around the world. Participants will then each get the chance to create their own constellations and write brand new star-inspired legends. Once everyone has finished writing their stories, we’ll move outside to the SLA’s fire pit where participants can choose to share their stories while stargazing and enjoying some tasty s’mores.

What to Bring: Warm clothing and creativity! If you have a favorite story or book about the stars and would like to share, please bring that too. 

Audience: Storytellers and astronomers of all ages are welcome!  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week's LRCC Guides: 

Hi! My name is Adel Barnes and I’m originally from Seattle, Washington. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon, not Maine—but I’m excited to visit this other Portland I keep hearing about) where I received a B.S. in biology with a focus on microbiology, as well as minors in English and philosophy. In my free time, you’ll probably catch me reading science fiction, heading to the coast for some tide pooling, trying to find someone to play volleyball with, and/or listening to Queen.

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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