Pausing with Poetry

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association. SLA is located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is appreciated. Drop-in's welcome. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

Are you looking to flex your creative muscles while basking in the wonders of nature? Join the Squam Lakes Association for some quiet reflection and introspection in the serene beauty of the SLA campus and cove. Bring along some of your favorite nature-inspired poetry to share, and get inspired by the natural beauty to write your own. We will spend the beginning of the program seeking inspiration from a variety of nature poets (some poems will be provided if you don’t have any to bring). After sharing some of our favorite nature poems we will each find a quiet place around the cove that call to us, and spend time collecting our thoughts and seeing where the inspiration of nature takes us. People will have the opportunity to share their poems as we warm up by the fire in the cozy Great Room after we reconvene. Warm beverages will be provided.  

What to Bring: Any nature inspired poetry that you would like to share and use for inspiration. Participants should come prepared with weather appropriate clothing and extra layers for warmth, as the majority of the program will be spent outside.

Audience: This program is welcome to anyone who is looking for some quiet near-nature introspection and creative inspiration!

This Week's Guide: 

Hi, my name is Danielle Plumlee! I'm originally from Oregon, before I came over to Maine for school, in search of snow. I studied Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Maine, minoring in Professional Writing. My personal interest in my field is in human impacts on the environment, and working towards bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and public awareness. I'm looking forward to the chance to gain some practical knowledge on conservation and education through the LRCC! In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, and finding beautiful 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 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.


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