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Bear Brook State Park Programs

  The 2014 Discover the Power of Parks program year starts at the end of June. Interpretive ranger, Claire Delbecq has planned informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting 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.

New this year: Complete the Discover the Power of Parks quest and receive a complimentary patch!

If you are visiting Bear Brook on the weekend, check the program board by the store to see whats happening.

July Schedule

1:30-3:30 p.m: Designing Dragonflies

4-5 p.m: Plants of New Hampshire

9-10 p.m: Sensing the Night
10 a.m-1 p.m: Meeting House History

4-6 p.m: Designing Dragonflies

7-8 p.m: Compass Guided Explorations
10 a.m-12 p.m: Caught on Pond's Edge

4-5 p.m: Plants of New Hampshire

9:15-10 p.m: Gazing at Galaxies
10 a.m-1 p.m: Meeting House History

2-4 p.m: Caught on Pond's Edge*
* These programs will meet at the day-use area.

Program Descriptions

Caught on Pond's Edge
Have you ever wondered what creatures enjoy swimming in the pond? Swing by at any point during the scheduled time to see if you can catch some insects and amphibians! Saturday's program will be at Beaver Pond Beach in the campground. Sunday's program will be in the day-use area on Catamount Pond Beach.

Design a Dragonfly
Craft your own dragonfly and discover the diversity of Dragonflies, Damselflies, and other enticing insects found in Bear Brook. Join me outside the campground store at any point during the scheduled time.

Meeting House History
Take some time to explore the Old Allenstown Meeting House! Built in 1815, the Old Allenstown Meeting House is an important part of the history of Bear Brook State Park and the local community. The meeting house can be found on Deerfield Road, across from the CCC museum and admission is free.

Compass Guided Exploration
Learn how to use a compass while wondering through Bear Brook! Together, we will find our exact location on the map and walk an orienteering course around the campground to practice our new skills. We will start by the carved bear in front of the campground store.

Plants of New Hampshire
Armed with guidebooks, hand lenses and binoculars, join me for a hike between Spruce Pond and Beaver Pond. We'll use our keen skills of observation to identify some trees, edible plants, and whatever else may catch our eyes. Meet by the carved bear in front of the campground store.

Sensing the Night
As the evening sunlight fades, the world around us begins to change. Take a walk with me towards Spruce Pond to explore and better understand how a dark night affects many of our senses. We will meet by the carved bear in front of the campground store to start our walk.

Gazing at Galaxies
Join me for an hour of stargazing and constellation hunting. This program will meet in front of the campground store, by the carved bear, and move to the field for the majority of program. On cloudy evenings this program will run as a night hike.