Squam as a Muse: Exploration of Access, Ecology and Art

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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

Registration: All participants must register for this program. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

Join us as we explore the SLA’s campus and sketch a view of the beautiful scenery! Participants will walk around the property of the SLA, taking pictures and making careful observations of the natural world to establish a unique connection. We will examine the various resources that the Squam Lakes watershed provides to the public and what it means to us as recreational users of the area. We will sit out on the deck while we soak in the beauty of the open lake and islands and mountains on the horizon, building inspiration for our scenic drawings. Throughout the program, we will contemplate the working parts of an ecosystem and how every organism plays a role. We will also consider the conservation efforts that are necessary to maintain such a pristine environment and appreciate how these actions allow us to enjoy the lakes, mountains, trails, and other components of the Squam watershed. There will also be some hot cocoa and tea to enjoy as we draw our scene!


All ages.

Participants Should Bring:

Sketch paper/book, pencils, erasers, colored pencils/watercolors, camera (if desired)

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

My name is Connor Piechota. I grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated college from Saint John’s University in Minnesota. I was first introduced to New Hampshire the summer of 2015, and I have come to call this place home. I love spending my time outdoors, especially hiking and rock climbing. I am also interested in studying wildlife behavior and hope to pursue graduate school and gain more experience in biological field research.

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 the program.


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