Location: Meet at the Squam Lakes Association, 534 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245. Click here for a Google Map.
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week's Program:
Join the SLA and create reusable tote bags out of recycled T-shirts. We’ll begin by exploring the Squam Lakes Association headquarters to collect leaves and flowers. While collecting materials you will learn about leaf & flower anatomy, the importance of plants, and how using reusable bags is good for our watershed. Using a technique called leaf pounding, we will transfer the vegetations’ pigments with hammers to personalize our tote bags. You’ll be ‘leaf’ing with a new appreciation for the resources nature provides us. Please wear comfortable clothing because we will be outside.
What to Bring: T-shirts will be provided to create tote bags, but you are welcome to bring your own light-colored fabric or T-shirt. 100% cotton works best! Anything you need to be comfortable outside (hat, sunscreen, bug spray, water).
Audience: Ages 10 and up are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This Week's LRCC Guides:
Hi, my name is Heather! I am from Little Elm, TX where I was lucky enough to grow up on a lake and have enjoyed the beauty of the water for as long as I can remember. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Biology and focus in marine and freshwater science. I am particularly interested in fisheries ecology, conservation, and educational outreach to bridge the communication gap between researchers and the general public.
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 perform 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.