Southern Rover Programs

The 2018 Discover the Power of Parks program year is has begun! Interpretive ranger, Kim Snyder have planned informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting some of our Southern Area State Parks. Parks include Seacoast State Parks, Kingston State Park, Clough State Park, Silver Lake State Park and Bear Brook State Park. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.

You may also enjoy our Discover Power of Parks blog, posted weekly by our Interpreters this summer.

Complete the Discover the Power of Parks quest and receive a complimentary patch!

Park Programming Schedules

Hampton Beach State Park

Date
Program/Time
August 1
10:30am-12:30pm  LNT at the Beach
1-3pm Tidepool Tumble
August 8
10:30am-12:30pm  What's in a Watershed?
1-3pm Where's the Beach Gone?
August 15
10:30am-12:30pm  Where's the Beach Gone?
1-3pm  LNT at the Beach
August 22
10:30am-12:30pm What's in a Watershed?
1-3pm Tidepool Tumble
August 29
10:30am-12:30pm  LNT at the Beach
1-3pm  Where's the Beach Gone?

Wallis Sands State Beach

Date
Program/Time
August  2
10:30am-12:30pm  LNT at the Beach
1-3pm Secrets of Shoals
August 9
10:30am-12:30pm Shorebirds Galore
1-3pm Tidepool Tumble
August 16
10:30am-12:30pm  Where's the Beach Gone?
1-3pm  Secrets of Shoals
August 23
10:30am-12:30pm  What's in a watershed?
1-3pm  Tidepool Tumble
August 30
10:30am-12:30pm LNT at the Beach
1-3pm Secrets of Shoals

Odiorne Point State Park

Date
Program/Time
July 5
6-8pm  Plover Perils
July 12
6-8pm  Tidepool Tumble
July 19
6-8pm  See Seafood
July 26
6-8pm  Touch Tank

Pillsbury State Park

Date
Program/Time
August 3
8pm  Night Sounds
August 4
9am Mighty Macros
August 10
9pm  Stories of the Stars
August 11
10am  Wildlife Fur-ensics
August 17
8pm  Tales from the CCC
August 18
9am  Mighty Macros
August 24
9pm  Brillant Bats
August 25
9am  Busy Beavers
August 31
8pm  Tales from the CCC

Kingston State Park

Date
Program/Time
August 5
10am  Mighty Macros
August 12
10am  Tree ID Walk
August 19
10am  Mighty Macros
August 26
10am  Tree ID Walk

Program Descriptions

Stories of the Stars
For millennia, humans have stared up at the stars. In this program, we will explore some of the popular myths and stories surrounding the constellations.

Busy Beavers
Beavers have a checkered history in the Northeast. In this program, learn about the habits of beavers, why they were trapped, and how they made their comeback in NH.

Wildlife Fur-ensics
Who dun it? Put your wildlife sleuthing skills to the test to see which NH critter committed the crime!

Tales from the CCC
During the height of the Great Depression, the CCC was in NH building roads, planting forests, and constructing Pillsbury State Park. Hear stories of this service organization around a campfire.

Mighty Macros
Explore the tiny (but not invisible!) critters that live in NHs lakes and learn what secrets they hold.

Tree ID Walk
Explore the trees around Kingston SP and learn how to identify almost every tree you encounter!

Bear Bedtime Story
Bring the kids for a tale of how one family kept bears out of their food while camping.

LNT Timeline
Trash takes awhile to decompose. Do you know how long it takes various items to vanish? Test your knowledge with this game.

Plover Perils

The endangered Piping Plover makes a home on NH's seacoast. Learn about these resilient birds and make a plover chick craft to take home.

Brilliant Bats
Why are bats so feared and revered? Join an interpreter just after nightfall to watch for these incredible flying mammals and learn about their mysterious lives.

Catch a Cloud

Clouds can tell us a lot about the weather and about ourselves. Relax and watch the clouds or make your own to take home.

Shorebirds Galore
What is that bird flying over the coast? Join us to learn about gulls, terns, eider ducks and other feathered friends that live along New Hampshire’s coast.

What’s in a Watershed?
When water falls to Earth, it doesn’t evaporate right away. Discover how water moves through the landscape and what you can do to protect our waterways.