Adventure Ecology: Canoeing and Chemistry: How the Water Cycle Works

SLA to Host a Midday Paddle with Water Cycle Information Session & Cloud Gazing

Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) on July 15th, 2016 from 11 AM – 1 PM for a few hours paddling just outside Piper Cove, paired with some light information about the water cycle and the clouds we will see. The information portion of this adventure will be directed toward children age 10 and up, but anyone capable of paddling is welcome to join the adventure. As part of the SLA Adventure Ecology program series, conservation intern Kyle Zollo-Venecek will guide a group of participants in a fun and informative tour that will depart from the SLA boat launch at 534 US Route 3 in Holderness. Participants will learn the basic types of different clouds, as well as how water cycles through different phases.

Long before any of us were around, and even before dinosaurs ruled the earth, there was water, and you better believe it was cycling! Participants will go out for a casual paddle on the lake in which they will learn about and experience the four parts of the water cycle. While on the water, the group will also discuss the types of clouds in the sky. Through understanding the workings of the water cycle, participants will experience a better connection to the Squam watershed, as well as any other bodies of water in which they happen to find themselves.

This brief paddling trip, while intended to be informative, will be relaxing and enjoyable. It is purposely scheduled during lunchtime hours to allow for an opportunity to enjoy lunch on the water. Please, feel free to pack a lunch as the group will raft up to eat during the program. Parents, please accompany minors. A basic proficiency in paddling is highly recommended, but the pace will be slow to moderate.

For more information, or to sign up for this Adventure Ecology Program, visit the SLA website ( or contact the SLA directly (603-968-7336). The SLA also offers other Adventure Ecology trips throughout the summer. Every Friday from June 17 through August 19, these free programs are open to the public and cover 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. 

For more information or to register, click here.