Location: In the comfort of your home or wherever you may be!
Registration: Registration is required. Please register by Friday, April 9th. Click here to register for the ZOOM meeting.
This Week's Program:
It is the exciting time of year when trees start to show some seasonal change, they are developing buds and preparing to bloom! Participants will learn the basic components of a nature journal as well as the variety of forms and functions that these tools can take. We will discuss observation techniques for differentiating trees in order to identify them and notice seasonal differences. You will spend some time individually creating a nature journal entry with your own tree of choice, then share any surprising observations or journaling techniques that you liked!
Audience: Everyone- children are encouraged to attend!
Materials: This Adventure Ecology will take place over Zoom, so all participants should have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. You'll also need the following:
- Paper or journal
- Art supplies: this is dependent on your comfort level. A simple pencil drawing can be beautiful. Watercolor, colored pencils, markers, or crayons could also be your utensil of choice.
- A nearby tree or picture of a nearby tree. (if using a picture make sure to have several angles that include the ground nearby!)
- Everything necessary to observe your tree. I will be setting up a chair with my journal and a clipboard under a tree.
- Binoculars (optional: they would be helpful for observing taller trees)
This Week's LRCC Presenter:
Hi! My name is Cecilia and I grew up on a little farm in Washington state which instilled a love for animals and the environment. At Gonzaga University I discovered a genuine love for ecology both in and out of the classroom. It was in the discovery of rock climbing during my first year of college that I decided to pursue a life plan that includes outdoor activity with the study of ecology and conservation. Throughout college I was able to get started working in research laboratories investigating the courtship glands in the skin of Ensatina eschscholtzii salamanders, and the potential use of fungi to control the spread of wildfires across the grasslands of the Pacific Northwest. I cannot wait to spend the next year with SLA, learning about conservation, environmental education, and hopefully NH plant identification!
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 LRCC.