Each weekend I wonder who I’m going to meet around the Bear Brook campground, how many people are going to come to my programs, and then I cross my fingers for beautiful weather. One of the many things I love about this job is interacting with so many friendly people, and gaining a slight glimpse […]
The journeys and adventures I’ve had in the park pale in comparison to the journeys and adventures I’ve had with my new friends here. I’ve found that the combination of those two have made my experience here truly spectacular! As the Bear Brook Interpretive Ranger I have an exciting opportunity to experience the different moods, […]
“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.”
When you commit yourself to ten months of service, something with a definitive end, it is easy to get wrapped up in the world of countdowns. I can tell you that there’s only one weekend left of interpretive programming left at Bear Brook, Pawtuckaway, Umbagog, and Franconia Notch State Parks, but that’s not what we’re […]
Here’s to another 20 Years!
Every year is a great year to be an AmeriCorps member. However in 2014 we all get to celebrate a special occassion together as a nation. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ongoing service through AmeriCorps. Through AmeriCorps, thousands of individuals per year are able to provide service to help better communities across the […]
Art of Adventure
By Deb Brzozwski, SCA Interpretive Ranger at Franconia Notch State Park “A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” — Wilfred Peterson Over the past six […]
Tips to Reach the Tip-Top!
Grand Monadnock is a popular mountain. If it were a student in high school it would certainly be on the homecoming court. You can bet that as a musician it would top all of the music charts. And as a super model, it would grace the wall of every dorm room in the country. Due […]
Leaf Peeps and Trail Sweeps: Monadnock State Park
By Jonathan Rager, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park. Photo credits by Stamati Anagnostou, also, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park. The gentleman below is deeply fascinated with this leaf. He often ponders and looks for leaves that are full of colorful personalities, much like himself and his fellow intern. Here we have a rarity. […]
Telescopes at Franconia Notch!
By: Andrea Klaphake, Interpretive Ranger at Franconia Notch State Park On August 30th, the New Hampshire Astronomical Society ventured to the ‘notch’ to allow visitors and locals a chance to spot mesmerizing cosmos and celestial wonders. The weather was a bit ambiguous the day before, but the evening turned out to be adequate for families […]
And the Crescendo!
By Stamati Anagnostou, SCA Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park The time approaches and is not quite here when the forests that sail down and away from Monadnock will rise in effervescent praise of winter, just before its heat death silences them. For now we wait in earnest anticipation, watching every leaf as they shift […]
The SCA and Bear Brook State Park
Daily lesson planning for afternoon programs. Last week I had the opportunity to visit the 2012 Student Conservation Association group residing in Bear Brook State Park. The SCA NH Corps is located in the heart of Bear Brook where Interns and Staff live and work in a very close community. Bear Brook State Park is […]