Adventure Ecology: Turtle Talk on White Oak Pond

Friday, August 18, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Parking at White Oak Pond located at intersection of Shepard Hill Road and Rt. 3 in Holderness click here for directions

Kayaks and Canoes will be provided by the SLA at White Oak Pond, but we highly encourage you to bring your own. Please reserve a canoe or kayak in advance if needed. Please call the SLA (603) 968-7336

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Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) for a morning of fun on White Oak Pond. Conservation Intern Becca Cohler will guide a group of kayakers around the pond in search of different turtle species. The program will start at White Oak Pond, just a few steps down the road from SLA headquarters.

While enjoying a relaxing paddle out on White Oak Pond, a discussion will take place of the different species of turtles found in New Hampshire and the importance of these turtles in the ecosystem. Other topics discussed will include general facts about turtles, conservation threats, and an emphasis on interactions with snapping turtles.

By the end of the paddle, participants will know information about all seven species of turtles that exist here in New Hampshire. You may even get a chance to see a few turtles in action, either coming up for air or basking on a rock in the sun. All ages are welcome to attend and no kayak experience is necessary as this will be a very leisurely paddle. We encourage you to bring your own kayak, however a number of kayaks will be provided by SLA if you do not have your own.

For more information, or to sign up for this Adventure Ecology Program, visit the SLA website ( or contact the SLA directly (603-968-7336). Every Friday from June 16 through August 18, 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.