Tide pools are a unique ecosystem that you can find in rocky coastal areas. Learn more about some of the creatures that make their homes in tide pools through this narrated Powerpoint–and maybe you can use this to help plan your next seacoast trip!
Category: Discover the Power of Parks
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 Eversource. 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.
Fun with Ferns
Ferns are plants that reproduce using dust-like spores and have feathery leaves called fronds. In the spring of New Hampshire, their small, curling fiddleheads emerge from the forest floor before the fronds unroll into the typical fern shapes observable in the summer.
Top 6 Hiking Trails at Bear Brook
Throughout the time I have been here, we have had plenty of time to explore the park and hike the trails. Here are six of my favorite trails in Bear Brook State Park.
The Challenge of Teaching Nature Online
How the SCA is getting creative with methods of educating students about nature in a completely digital setting.
Warm weather often spurs us to get outside and visit New Hampshire’s forests–and spring is also a good time to practice your tree identification skills!
5 Foods You Can Find Foraging in New Hampshire
Foraging is a great, sustainable, and fun way to try new foods. Here is a list of 5 foods you may find if you go foraging in the woods of New Hampshire.
When we study ecosystems, one important question is ‘what eats what?’ A food web is a great way to answer that question. In this video, students can learn about food webs and the producers, consumers, and decomposers that make them up, and then use their newfound knowledge to play an online food chain game or answer a Kahoot! quiz.
The Night Sky
Learn more about stars with this lesson plan, which introduces some of our constellations and the stories behind them.
Porcupines; The Skills of Quills
A small critter frequently seen at Bear Brook is the North American porcupine. As a primarily nocturnal animal, this Bear Brook resident has been seen mostly at night, but has been spotted climbing trees during the day.
Basic Guide to Stargazing
Winter holds some of the best stargazing of the year. Although it is cold out, the reward of seeing some of the clearest stars of the year is well worth the effort.