This Week's Program:
Join me to learn some new ways to enjoy making meals while experiencing the outdoors! The group will first take a short hike out to an area with fire pits in the woods, and then learn some ways to meal-prep for backpacking and camping, practice how to build a fire for cooking, and finally get to cook some tasty dishes. Participants are welcome to bring their own food supplies. Examples for breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes will be offered.
This Week's Intern Guide:
My name is Erin Shilling, and I will be a senior at the University of Texas at Austin this fall. I grew up in Dallas, Texas. I’m studying biology, and I’m especially interested in aquatic systems like Squam and how all of the different parts of the watershed are interacting.
SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:
Every Friday from June 17 through August 19, 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 Squam Conservation Interns who spend their summers on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission.
Other Adventure Ecology Trips during the summer of 2016:
- Wetland Ecology Walk (6/17/2016)
- Nature’s Secret Signs (6/24/2016)
- Introduction to Fishing on Squam Lake (7/1/2016)
- Scavenger Hunt through Navigation (7/8/2016)
- Canoeing and Chemistry: How the Water Cycle Works (7/15/2016)
- Identifying Trees in the Squam Region (8/5/2016)
- Squam Bird Ecology and Kayaking (8/12/2016)
- Leaf Rubbing and Tree Touring for Beginners (8/19/2016)
Squam Conservation Internship:
The Squam Conservation Internship provides skills and experience for future conservation professionals while working as the driving force behind the SLA's conservation mission. This volunteer internship provides hands-on conservation work experience and certification over a broad range of activities. Interns serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, work toward the eradication of variable milfoil, help to preserve loon populations on the lakes, engage both youth and adults in environmental education, and perform other conservation duties such as shoreline restoration and trail maintenance and construction. Learn more about the internship program here.