Science Pub: Community Conversations on Climate Change

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us in the lounge at Walter’s Basin for engaging evenings discussing climate change solutions over drinks and appetizers. Climate change is affecting our natural world and the animals (including we humans) that inhabit our planet in many ways. We will focus on solutions to this global problem. Different scientists and organizations will speak for about 30 minutes with a lively discussion to follow. Bring your questions and plan to contribute to this community conversation on climate change.

Sponsored by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Squam Lakes Association, and Squam Lakes Conservation Society. 

Tonight's Topic: Canaries in the Coalmine: Bird Population Declines in New Hampshire by Iain MacLeod

A recent report by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology highlighted a net loss of 29% in bird populations in North America since 1970. This presentation will look at population trends in New Hampshire that show a similar decline. Many familiar songbirds are vanishing – towhees, thrashers, wood thrushes, white-throated sparrows while others like raven, wild turkey and pileated woodpecker are increasing. What is behind these population changes and are there ways to mitigate or reverse the trend?

Cost: No charge to attend. Order and pay for food and drinks individually. Seating is lounge style. For dining with traditional seating, arrive early to eat in the dining room prior to 6:30 p.m. when the presentation starts in the lounge.  

Registration: Advance registration requested by calling Squam Lakes Natural Science Center at 603-968-7194 x 7. Weather cancellations will be posted at

Location: Walter's Basin, 859 US-3, Holderness, NH 03245, USA MAP

Climate Change Solutions Series: 

November 12 – Changes, Projections, & Solutions by Dr. Elizabeth A Burakowski, Research Assistant Professor at UNH's Earth Systems Research Center & Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

December 10 – Squam Lakes Takes Action by Squam Lakes Association, Squam Lakes Conservation Society, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

January 14 – Canaries in the Coalmine: Bird Population Declines in New Hampshire by Iain MacLeod, Executive Director, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

February 11 – Making Changes at the Political Level by Ted Vansant, Founder and President of New England Commercial Solar Services (NECSS)

March 10 – Trends in Tick Populations Due to Climate Change by Kaitlyn Morse of Bebob Labs 

April 14 – Businesses & Towns Take Action on Climate Change by Jennifer Andrews, Sustainability Project Director at UNH Sustainability Institute