Walking in the Woods: An Introduction to Backpacking

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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

Registration: Registration is required. Please register by Friday, April 23rd. Click here to register for the ZOOM meeting.    

This Week's Program:

The program will open with an introduction to backpacking- why you should go, how it is accessible, and why you should love it. It will move on to the nuts and bolts of the issue- what items you need and how to pack them. We’ll move onto the best part of backpacking- food! Finally, we’ll wrap up with how to find trips in the area.

Audience: All ages, geared towards adults.

Materials: This Adventure Ecology will take place over Zoom, so all participants should have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.

This Week's LRCC Presenter: 

Hi there! I’m Kodi and I’m from rural Utah, where I’ve spent my whole life hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, and climbing.  After spending the past summer interning and working with summer camps at a non-profit in Park City, Utah, I headed east to experience the amazing beauty of New Hampshire and gain some practical skills in the conservation world. I’m in love with the world around me, and I’m excited to share my natural wonder with others!

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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