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Annual Fund

Adaptation: The act or process of changing to better suit a situation.

The ability to adapt is important for every living thing and every organization. Over the past two years, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has also adapted . . . and persevered, thanks to your support.

With Covid and the increasingly visible effects of climate change, it’s clear the Science Center’s work to teach about ecology and to promote active environmental stewardship and conservation is essential.

Every day we are reminded of how important and highly regarded our mission is. You are among the more than 100,000 people, of all ages and from all across the region, who annually seek us out to be educated and inspired about natural science.

Every morning when parents drop off their preschoolers at Blue Heron School we are reminded of how important our work is. Every time our pontoon boats leave the dock for a Lake Cruise we are reminded . . . every outreach program at a library, every full summer Guided Discovery, every membership renewal, every generous donation . . . reminds us.

Because of your support and trust, we are successfully adapting to these ever-changing times.

With sincere thanks and appreciation,
Iain MacLeod, Executive Director

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The IRS and the State of New Hampshire recognize Squam Lakes Natural Science Center as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax identification number is 02-0271824. Unrestricted contributions are tax deductible to the extent the law allows. Donors to the Annual Fund will be listed in the Annual Report unless requested otherwise.