Walk on the Wild Side: Winter Animal Tracks & Signs

Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: In the comfort of your home or wherever you may be!

Registration: Registration is required. Please register by Friday, December 18th. Click here to register for the ZOOM meeting.    

This Week's Program:

As winter creeps in and New Hampshire is once again blanketed in snow, much of the wildlife that flourished in the warmer months are now heading south or hibernating until the spring; yet, there is still plenty of activity to be seen from our furry and feathered friends during the winter. Join us via Zoom for a virtual Adventure Ecology as we explore the clues wildlife leave behind as they brave the New Hampshire winter. We will learn how animals have adapted to survive the cold and snow as well as how to decipher animal tracks and signs (like woodpecker holes, nests, and broken branches) throughout the Squam watershed and what they can tell us about the health of our watershed!

Audience: Ages 10 and up.

Materials: This Adventure Ecology will take place over Zoom, so all participants should have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. Participants are encouraged to have something to write/draw with as well as to write on.

This Week's LRCC Presenter: 

Hey! I’m Mikey, and I am originally from Miami, FL. In 2018 I graduated from Florida State University where I studied Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and Conservation. Since graduating I’ve dedicated my time to serving communities across the country through environmental education, habitat restoration, and the preservation of cultural and natural resources. I’m excited to be joining the SLA for the next 10 months as I learn and live on beautiful Squam Lake!

SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:

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 LRCC.

 

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