An Intro to Field Sketching

Friday, July 8, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location:  Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people. Click here to register for this program. 

This Week's Program: 

Observation is essential to any science and is an especially essential building block to the study of the natural world. A major component in honing a budding naturalist’s skills is the field notebook! A place to record ideas, questions, and, most importantly, observations, a field notebook is a outdoor-lover’s guide to the world around them. A good skill to hone, and the focus of this program, is field sketching, the practice of observing and drawing something you find interesting. Join SLA’s LRCC members Bri and Cris on a 1.5-mile walk through Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest, learning field sketching tips and tricks along the way and getting to practice in locations like a lake beach, a hemlock grove, or a swamp! Though sketching materials will be provided, you’re welcome to bring whatever you have to create with as well. Make sure to bring plenty of water and something to sit on so you’re comfortable observing and sketching in one place for a while!

What to Bring: Please come dressed for the weather, wear good walking shoes, bring bug spray sunscreen, and water water water! Bring your own sketching materials (i.e. sketchbook, pen or pencil, colored pencils, paints, whatever you want to create with!) if you have them. Something comfortable to sit on, if you’d like.

Audience: Any budding naturalists or people interested in sketching! No age restrictions, though children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hi! My name is Bri, and I’m from Birmingham, Alabama. I graduated in 2020 from Middlebury College, where I studied Biology and Anthropology/Sociology. I’m excited to be settled in New Hampshire to serve with the SLA and can often be found with field guide in hand looking for new critters. Feel free to say hello!

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

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 perform 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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