Adventure Ecology: Exploration of Aquatic Microbes, the Invisible Zoo Around You

Friday, July 14th, 10AM-12PM

​Location: Squam Lakes Association, 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness

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Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) for a peek into the world of the small and microscopic. SLA Conservation intern, Alice Goldstein-Plesser, will unveil the otherwise invisible and overlooked creatures that surround us. Learn about their fascinating abilities and their important role in the environment. The aquatic systems of Squam Lake will be explored with a brief boat trip into Piper Cove. Additionally, a brief walk around the SLA will yield numerous opportunities to observe the microbes that accompany us in our terrestrial existence. 

The world as you know it would not function without these tiny creatures. The air that we breathe, the soil that we walk on, the plants that we grow, and the fish in our lakes would not exist without these important tiny beings. This day will open your eyes to the life that surrounds and supports all the things around you.

By the end of the program, participants will understand why microbes are so important. This day is intended to open your mind, as opening your eyes may not be sufficient, to those beings that you cannot see. Additionally, topics discussing the protection of microbes will be discussed, and the possible ramifications mistreatment may cause.

The guided discovery begins at 10:00am at the Squam Lakes Association Headquarters, 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. 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 16 through August 18, these free program 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.