Discover the Power of Parks

Discover the Power of Parks Another season of Discover the Power of Parks programming has past. Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association presented informative and entertaining programs all summer long. This summer/fall we offered programming at 6 State Parks including Umbagog and Pawtuckaway, Bear Brook, Franconia NotchGreenfield and White Lake State Parks.

Interpretive programs focused on connecting participants with nature and building appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. Programs included guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families. Programs were offered free to guests with paid park admission fee.

DPP Quest

If you participated in five different programs you would have receive a complimentary Discover the Power of Parks Quest patch in recognition of your accomplishment.

Greenfield State Park Programs

Greenfield State Park offered programs like The Art of Nature', 'Un-fur-gettable Animals', 'A Plant-tastic Hike', 'Do You Leave No Trace?' 'Mission Pond Rescue', 'Nature Notes' and 'What's up in The Night'. 

Franconia Notch State Park Programs

Franconia Notch State Park offered programs like 'By Gorge, it's Gorgeous!', 'Crafty Camouflage', 'New Hampshire Trail', 'Fantastic Falcons', 'Don't Take it for Granite', ' Owl be There', 'Alpine Adventure', ' Discovery Table', 'If Trees could Talk' and 'Campfire Stories'. 

White Lake State Park Programs

White Lake State Park offered programs like 'Lake Dwellers', 'Discovery Table', 'Lunch With a Loon-atic', 'Day Escapade', 'Star Spectacular', 'Night Adventure' and 'Survival Scenario'.

Bear Brook State Park Programs

Bear Brook State Park offered programs like 'Meeting House History', 'So You Think You Can Camp', ' Young Explorers Hike', 'Furry Friends', 'Once in a Blue Moon', 'Sketching at Spruce', 'The Life Aquatic' and 'Smoke in the Stars.'

Pawtuckaway State Park Programs

Pawtuckaway State Park offered programs like 'Discovery Drop-in', 'Night Hike', 'Beach Breathe', 'A Feast in our Forest', 'Creatures of the Marsh', 'Trek through Time', 'Little Tike Hike' and 'Chirps and Tweets'.

Umbagog Lake State Park Programs

Umbagog Lake State Park offered programs like 'Secrets of Umbagog Lake,' 'Wilderness Survival', 'Loon Magic', 'Woodland Wonders' and 'Fidgety Fish of Umbagog'.




Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association. The Discover the Power of Parks program is made possible by generous financial support from Eversource.

The Division of Parks and Recreation and the Student Conservation Association would like to thank the Tillotson Foundation for their support to bring the Discover the Power of Parks Program to Umbagog Lake State Parks.