Discussion on the impact of climate change locally

Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Squam Lakes Association, and Squam Lakes Conservation Society will hold the first Squam Climate Change Forum on Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The forum is an opportunity for concerned citizens to learn about the impact of climate change on the local community of the Squam Lakes watershed and discuss actions that can be taken at the individual and community level.
 
Participants will discuss what can be done as a community to prepare for the impacts of climate change and what actions can be taken to reduce these effects. Scientists and community leaders will speak before engaging the full group in discussion about moving forward together to create collective impact. Speakers will include Rick Van de Poll, founder of Ecosystem Management Consultants of New England, presenting on Regional Biological Impacts of Climate Change, and John Cleveland, co-author of Life After Carbon, presenting on Community Level Climate Mitigation. Will Abbott, Vice President for Policy and Reservation Stewardship at Society for Protection of NH Forests, will serve as the Forum moderator.
 
This program will take place at the Squam Lakes Association Barn on Route 3 in Holderness. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by going to squamlakes.org/events. Seating is limited.
 
About Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
 
The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, guided Squam Lake Cruises, an informal public garden, and Blue Heron School, a nature-based Montessori early learning center, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors since 1966 about the importance of our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, an easy drive from exit 24 off I-93, and public trails are open daily from May 1 through November 1 with programming throughout the year. The Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is the only AZA-accredited institution in all of northern New England. For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org.
 
About Squam Lakes Association
 
The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and resources of the watershed. In collaboration with local and state partners, the SLA promotes the protection, careful use and shared enjoyment of the lakes, mountains, forests, open spaces and wildlife of the Squam Lakes Region. The SLA is located at 534 US Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245. For more information and to learn about the adventures that await visit www.squamlakes.org or call 603-968-7336.