Adventure Ecology Program: Composting on Squam

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Adventure Ecology Program: Composting on Squam

Who’s Invited: All ages, especially children grades K-8

Location: Program begins and ends at the Squam Lakes Association and includes a paddle to Moon Island

Time: Friday, August 14th, 10am - 12pm

Registration is Required: Email or call 603-968-7336 to sign up.

Description of Program: This program will be an interactive and fun showing of what composting is and why it’s important. It will include a boat ride out to Moon Island where parts of a puppet show will be created by the attendees with information about composting given by the host. Upon arriving at Moon Island, a short hike will ensue and an explanation of the Clivus system will be done. The group will then return back to the SLA for an arts and crafts session to help create pieces of a puppet show (or, more accurately named, a poopet show) that will take place afterwards.

Your Guide: Kyle Salmons, SLA Intern
My name is Kyle Salmons and I am a Chemistry major with a minor in creative writing. I have a love for the outdoors and grew up visiting Keuka Lake in New York. I love hockey and it helps keep me rooted in the north east.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips: Every Friday from June 26 and through August 14, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs that are open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are being presented by the Squam Conservation Interns who spend their summers on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association’s mission.

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 unpaid volunteer internship provides hands-on conservation work experience and certifications over a broad range of activities.  Interns serve as campsite hosts and caretakers at our backcountry campsites, work toward the eradication of variable milfoil, 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.