Virtual Science Pub: The Secret Life of Squam

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

Do you know what a Daphnia is? Have you closely examined our native orchids? Have you paused to ponder the diversity of lichens growing on rocks and trees? Join us for this Virtual Science Pub series as we dive into the rare and largely unknown inhabitants of the Squam Watershed. Presentations will be held via Zoom.

Tonight's Topic: Lichens, Mosses, and Liverworts by Natalie Cleavitt, Research Associate, Dept. Natural Resources, Cornell University

Take a closer look at these unique organisms that decorate tree trunks and branches but seldom garner our attention.

This is a free event brought to you by Squam Lakes Association, Squam Lakes Conservation Society, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

Advance registration is required: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

The Secret Life of Squam Series:

January 12th- The Fungus-lovers: Epiparasitic Plants of the Squam Watershed by Dr. Diana Jolles, Assistant Professor of Botany, Plymouth State University

February 9th- Soundscapes Beneath the Forest Floor: Soil, Water, and Rock Interactions by Nikki Lindt, Artist; Lindsey Rustad, Hubbard Brook Research Ecologist; and Jenny Bower, PhD Candidate, University of Vermont

March 9th- Lichens, Mosses, and Liverworts by Natalie Cleavitt, Research Associate, Dept. Natural Resources, Cornell University

April 13th- Our Nocturnal Neighbors: New Hampshire’s Bats by Haley Andreozzi, Wildlife Outreach Program Manager, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension; and Sandra Houghton, Wildlife Diversity Biologist, NH Fish & Game

May 11th- Zooplankton: Free-ranging Lake Cattle and Defenders of Water Quality by James F. Haney, Professor, Center for Freshwater Biology & Ecotoxicology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire