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About Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association and made possible by generous financial support from Public Service of New Hampshire. The program offers a look into the natural world through hands-on programming. Interpretive programs focus on connecting participants with nature and building appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. Programs include guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families. Programs are offered free to guests with paid park admission fee. No pre-registration is required.
The Monadnock, Climbeth!

The Monadnock, Climbeth!

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By Jonathan Rager, Interpretive Ranger at Greenfield State Park and Monadnock State Park There are many writers, poets, and artists who, became or become inspired by the majestic grandeur of Monadnock. The Grand Monadnock conjures many emotions in everyone that … Continue reading

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Oh the places you'll go in Franconia Notch State Park

Oh the places you’ll go in Franconia Notch State Park

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By Andrea Klaphake, Franconia Notch State Park Interpretive Ranger Two Months of roaming the trails at Franconia Notch State Park. I have covered a lot of ground and talked to hundreds of people from all over New England, Canada, and … Continue reading

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An Interpreter?  What's That?

An Interpreter? What’s That?

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By: Stamati Anagnostou, Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger The question comes up often enough, and predictably, when I introduce myself as “Stamati Anagnostou, the interpreter at White Lake State Park.”  I thought I would take this opportunity then … Continue reading

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Hiking the Bond Mountains

Hiking the Bond Mountains

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By: Maddy Hunt, Discover the Power of Parks Interpreter The Bond Mountains boast some of the most beautiful views in the White Mountains.  This range includes Mt. Bond, West Bond and the Bond Cliff located in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Monadnock-nock. Who's there?

Monadnock-nock. Who’s there?

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A wise man once told me I was responsible as an interpreter to build a mutual respect between nature and visitors, at Monadnock State Park, this is something I do not take lightly. To personify Monadnock is impossible, but to … Continue reading

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Americana and Camping at Greenfield State Park

Americana and Camping at Greenfield State Park

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The smell of barbeque in the air, the laughter of families having a good time, and the beautiful and serene gestures of the waves of Otter Lake, all provide the wonderful setting that Greenfield State Park provides for folks. There … Continue reading

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Home of Fireflies in Franconia Notch State Park

Fireflies Illuminate Franconia Notch at Night

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By: Andrea Klaphake, Interpretive Ranger at Franconia Notch State Park It was in a flash that I found inspiration to teach others about fireflies. It happened while I was in Castleton, Vermont, at my Certified Interpretive Guide training. On my … Continue reading

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Beyond the Waters

Beyond the Waters

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White Lake State Park.  For many this name manifests memories spanning generations.  For them, the lucid waters and expansive skyline beyond them have never not been part and parcel of their lives.  But for me, nothing could be more novel; arriving here … Continue reading

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Lonesome Lake: A family friendly hike in Franconia Notch State Park

Lonesome Lake: A family friendly hike in Franconia Notch State Park

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By: Madelaine Hunt. Franconia Notch State Park Interpretive Ranger Got a day in Franconia Notch State Park? Head up to Lonesome Lake – one of the most beautiful spots in the park! This is a 3 mile round trip loop … Continue reading

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Green with Envy at Greenfield State Park

Green with Envy at Greenfield State Park

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By: Jonathan Rager. Greenfield/Monadnock State Park Interpretive Ranger Firstly, allow me to just say for clarity, that Greenfield State Park and Monadnock State Park are two totally different, but special places for me.  Each park in essence, provide the coals … Continue reading

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