Squam Speaker Series: Take Action Volunteer for Nature

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Our Squam Speaker Series is held once a month on Wednesday evenings. Join us for the final presentation in our SPRING INTO ACTION series focused on inspiring people to take action to help the environment.

 

Malin Clyde from UNH Extension’s Nature Groupie will share how their online calendar has been empowering generations of outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for nature throughout New England and ways that you can get involved.

Do you want to help protect the natural resources in your community? Do you want to take action and volunteer for nature but are unsure where to start? Are you an organization who needs help recruiting volunteers for your nature-based projects?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is a presentation not to miss. Nature Groupie (formerly the Stewardship Network: New England) empowers generations of outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for nature in New England by making it easy for people to find volunteer opportunities through their online calendar of events. Currently, there are over 200 organizations using Nature Groupie to post their outdoor volunteer opportunities. After learning about all of the people taking action around New England and the volunteer opportunities in the Squam Lakes region and beyond you just might find yourself inspired to take action!

 

About the Speaker:

Malin Clyde is the Community Volunteer State Specialist for the UNH Cooperative Extension. Malin's areas of interest include volunteers, land and water stewardship, citizen science, and other efforts that create meaningful connections between communities and the natural world -  through partnerships, volunteering, technology, and more. In 2012, Malin started the Stewardship Network: New England, now called Nature Groupie, an initiative that employs collaboration and technology to empower generations of outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for nature in New Hampshire and beyond.

Malin chairs UNH Extension's Volunteer Management Team, overseeing collaborative work among UNH Extension's thirteen volunteer programs. Since 2017, Malin has also led a team of  staff working in the emerging field of citizen science, helping to increase the connection between local volunteers, scientific research, and community decision-making in New Hampshire.

Her current research interests are in the role of citizen science in community decision-making, in science education in schools, and in the Cooperative Extension system. Malin received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and earned a Masters of Science in Forest Resources from the University of Washington College of Forest Resources.

 

This program is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and will support the SLA's mission "to conserve for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and resources of the watershed."

SLA is located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map

 

Spring Into Action Series:

March 27, 2019 Designing with Nature, Green Infrastructure Techniques for Property Owners by Steve Whitman & Liz Kelly, Resilience Planning & Design

April 24, 2019 The Importance of Local Agriculture & Food Production to the Community & Environment by John Moulton, Moulton Farm

May 15, 2019 Forever Squam? by Roger Larochelle, Squam Lakes Conservation Society

June 19, 2019 Take Action: Volunteer for Nature by Malin Clyde, UNH Extension's Nature Groupie