Location: Squam Lakes Association located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration is required. Program is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
This week, we will be using the nature around us to create our own designs and patterns on clothes! To do this, we will be using a technique involving Soft Scrub bleach being painted onto leaves, ferns, pine needles, etc. and pressing them into a dark article of clothing. When you take off the press, you are left with the design of whatever you pressed into the fabric! Participants should bring their own articles that they’d like to print and as many as you’d like; you will be able to take them home the same day.
What to Bring: For this program, participants are asked to bring their own clothing to print onto. Old shirts, skirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and socks are great for printing. Avoid light colors like pastels, but anything darker than mustard yellow will work. If you don’t own something you’re willing to print on, thrift stores are great for basics!
Audience: Anyone and everyone!
This Week's LRCC 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 perform 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.