Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) for an evening of star gazing and learning about the constellations that twinkle above us every night! This event, held on the Squam Lakes Association Campus from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 6th, is open to eager stargazers of all ages. As the sixth installment in the current Adventure Ecology Program series, Lakes Region Conservation Corps member Meghan Christie is excited to share her love for the stars with you.
The night sky puts on a beautiful show, every night that it’s not cloudy that is. Many years ago, our ancestors even used the stars to navigate, often while traversing across the ocean. Participants in this program will learn to identify Polaris (also known as the North Star), as well as at least five other constellations. Those with prior star gazing experience, or knowledge of the myths surrounding various constellations, are encouraged to contribute to the learning experience!
It is important that participants are properly dressed for the elements, because this program consists of a stationary activity, and temperatures are often below freezing during this time of day. Sleeping bags and blankets are encouraged.
For more information, or to sign up for this Adventure Ecology Program, please visit the SLA website (www.squamlakes.org) or contact the SLA directly at (603) 968 7336. The SLA is currently offering Adventure Ecology Programs on Tuesdays and Saturdays. These programs are free of charge, open to the public, and cover a wide range of conservation and nature related topics. Adventure Ecology Programs are planned and hosted by the AmeriCorps - Lakes Region Conservation Corps members in order to further the overall mission of the Association.