A Nature Inspired Art Afternoon at Belknap Woods

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association and carpool to Belknap Woods. SLA is located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.

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

This Week's Program:

Join the SLA on the Belknap Woods trails to explore what the mid-winter scenery has to offer. As we hike along we will pause to sketch into detail the fantastic world before us. We will draw inspiration from the sleepy shaded knolls of Hemlock and Birch and the ancient spires of dead trees watching over the icy beaver fortress. As we explore you will gain a better appreciation for the dynamic and exciting watershed that we call Squam and learn about the conservation efforts happening to maintain this special landscape. At the end we will join back at the SLA to create art and warm up by the fireplace, all while sipping hot cocoa!

What to Bring: Creativity! Sketchbook paper, HB pencils, and another medium of your choice (e.g. water color, colored pencils, micron pen, etc.) If you don't have your own materials then the SLA will provide some to use during the program. 

Participants should bring appropriate clothing, extra layers, comfortable water resistant shoes for hiking, water, snacks and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking. 

Audience: All ages capable of being outside for an extended period of time in cold wintry conditions are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week's LRCC Guides: 

My name is Moses Shafer. I am from Parkersburg, West Virginia where I spent my days hiking rugged mountains and jumping into cool mountain pools. I am green to New Hampshire, but I am excited to do some great winter hiking and some Nordic Skiing while I’m here. I enjoy plants, mushrooms, bugs, and salamanders, but I am always interested in learning more. I aspire to one day be an ecologist for a National Forest.

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.


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