Writing and Drawing Squam: Winter Nature Journaling!

Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:  Meet at the Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. 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: 

Ever wonder what Squam Lake looks like in the winter? Do you like to write or draw? This program will combine Squam and art through nature journaling! Come join us, as we observe and reflect on the beauty of the Squam Watershed in the colder months! We will meet at the Squam Lakes Association to discuss what makes up a nature journal before heading to the waterfront behind SLA’s building to practice what we learn. We’ll record anything interesting we see, from trees to animal tracks and everything in between! Check out this video to get an idea of what nature journaling looks like.

What to Bring: 

We will be outdoors in winter temperatures for this program, so it’s important to wear warm layers and bring extra clothes. Please also bring warm gloves for when we’re writing in our journals!

Other materials to bring:

  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Inflatable seats or mats for sitting 
  • Microspikes, depending on ice conditions. If these aren’t available to you, SLA is able to provide microspikes for up to six participants.

Audience: People of all ages interested in nature journaling are welcome, especially children! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hi! My name is Nikka. I graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Manhattan College in 2019 and now serve as a Lakes Region Conservation Corps member with the Squam Lakes Association. Although I thrive in urban spaces, I love being outside! I’m really excited to explore more of the outdoors, and New England, with SLA this year. In my free time, you can likely find me doing yoga, doing a crossword puzzle, or journaling.

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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