Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration is appreciated so we can let you know if we have to cancel due to weather. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Drop in anytime from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for chance to create a bird nest collage! To begin, participants will explore the grounds of Squam Lakes Association headquarters, looking for twigs and leaves as building materials. Afterwards, they will come inside to warm up with hot chocolate and assemble their nest, using repurposed cardboard and containers as a base. Finally, participants will decorate their creation and will color or paint a bird to inhabit it! This nature inspired art program is geared towards kids, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies will be provided by the SLA, but participants are welcome to bring additional supplies if desired. This program is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and help support the SLA's mission to conserve for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character, and resources of the watershed.
You could make it a bird themed weekend by attending the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center's Winter Bird Banding on Saturday, March 30th, where you'll get to see wild birds up close and then join us on Sunday for this nature inspired art program to create your own bird nest, maybe inspired by one you saw on Saturday.
Audience: All ages welcome! Program is geared towards younger kids. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring: Clothing that participants don’t mind getting dirty for inside and warm clothing to collect materials outside.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
My name is Alex Reiber and I'm from St. Clair Shores, Michigan. I am a recent graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit where I studied Environmental Science and minored in Geology. I love the outdoors and in my free time enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, and kayaking. As a child, I spent a lot of time in northern Michigan which helped me to develop a strong connection with the natural world.
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 the program.