Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map. Meet at the SLA and carpool to Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest.
Registration: Registration is required. Click here to register.
This Week's Program:
Join us on the Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest's trails to explore what the late Autumnal scenery has to offer as we sketch the fantastic world before us. We will explore a variety of habitats, learn about the organisms who live there, and discuss their importance. From towering pines to the deadly maw of the carnivorous pitcher plant (for insects and salamanders that is), we will draw inspiration and invoke a better appreciation for the dynamic and exciting watershed that we call Squam Lake. We are so lucky that people had the foresight to conserve this landscape and that organizations, like the New England Forestry Foundation and Squam Lakes Association, continue this work today. After gathering inspiration and ideas we will head back to the SLA, where we will create drawings and paintings while warming up in front of the fireplace, sipping hot cocoa or tea!
Audience: All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
This Week's LRCC Guide:
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 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.