The Squam Lakes Association offers programs that reflect our mission to conserve the natural beauty, peaceful character and resources of the watershed, which includes the lakes, mountains, forests, open spaces and wildlife of the Squam Lakes region. We cater to schools and non-formal education groups that are looking to enrich their academic experience through hands-on, real world projects. We also offer community enrichment skills for groups looking to fulfill community service work.
Do you have a school group that is looking to go beyond its current academic skills? We are happy to discuss new programs and ideas that align with our mission if you are feeling creative. Here is a list of program areas we offer:
- Milfoil Identification and Eradication Methods—snorkel for invasives & learn about aquatic plants
- Invasive Plant Management (both aquatic & terrestrial plants)—learn what an invasive plant is and then take action
- Water Quality Sampling—gather real data while learning about sampling methods and how this data is used
- Trail Maintenance and Building—get your hands dirty while learning how a well constructed trail minimizes environmental impact
- Community Service Projects—e.g., grounds clean-up, trail work, campsite clean-up
We work with all age groups from pre-K to high school and beyond. We have worked with private and public schools, toddler programs, youth groups and scouting programs, as well as students from colleges all over the state.
Don't see what you are looking for? Call our office at 603-968-7336 or email our Director of Education, Leigh Ann Reynolds, for more information or to register your group.