What’s in the Water? Algal Identification in Action!

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. 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 us at the Squam Lakes Association for a fun day of water sampling and algae identification! This Adventure Ecology program will be targeted towards kids and is intended to get them curious about things in the water that we cannot see and provide an opportunity to look at fresh water organisms under a microscope. We will show first-hand how we sample and process water from the lake as well as educate on the importance of algae and freshwater science.

Audience: Kids, but anyone wanting to learn about microscopic organisms in the water column is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring: Weather appropriate clothing as we will be outside for a portion of the time to collect water samples. Water and snacks if you think necessary.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

My name is Cole Beale and I am from Buffalo, New York and graduated from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. I have strong passion for environmental conservation work and aquatic ecology. These interests are what led me to the Squam Lakes Association. Before this position I was a research assistant for the New York State’s DEC Lake Erie Fisheries Research Group. I grew up playing soccer and hockey and I love spending my time hiking, fishing, snowboarding/skiing, boating and playing guitar.

Hi! My name is Adel Barnes and I’m originally from Seattle, Washington. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon, not Maine—but I’m excited to visit this other Portland I keep hearing about) where I received a B.S. in biology with a focus on microbiology, as well as minors in English and philosophy. This summer I completed my first year of AmeriCorps service with the college-access nonprofit, College Possible, and I’m ecstatic to be joining the LRCC-SLA team for my second year. I anticipate that this will be a year full of adventures and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to give back to our environment. In my free time, you’ll probably catch me reading science fiction, heading to the coast for some tide pooling, trying to find someone to play volleyball with, and/or listening to Queen.

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 the program.


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