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Greenfield State Park Programs

The 2013 Discover the Power of Parks program year starts at the end of June. Interpretive ranger, Kelsey Johnson is planning informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting Greenfield 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!

August Schedule

Friday Saturday Sunday
3-4pm: Summer Sun and Crafting Fun!

7-8pm: Loons of the Lake
12-1pm: Forest Health Facts

2-3pm: Catch the Pond-emic!

4-5pm: Summer Sun and Crafting Fun!

9-10 pm: Night Prowls and Hootin’ Owls
11am-12pm: Catch the Pond-emic!

1-2pm: Reading Between the Signs

Greenfield will only have programming Friday-Sunday

Friday, August 23th-27th
No programming

Program Descriptions

Catch the Pond-emic!
Beaver Pond may appear calm, but in its depths lives a community of curious creatures!  Come step into the home of salamanders, dragonflies, frogs, caddisflies and more as we explore this vibrant ecosystem. Hang out for two hours or drop-in for ten minuets and see what you’ll scoop up. I’ll bring everything from the terrariums to the net... just come prepared to get your toes wet! Meet at the Campers Beach.

Night Prowls and Hootin’ Owls
It may be getting dark at Greenfield State Park but many of the forests’ inhabitants are just waking up!  Fight the urge to go to bed, leave your flashlight behind, and experience the darkness in a whole new way.  With stops throughout the hike that will “spark” your interests, we will use our senses to investigate the many adaptions used by New Hampshire’s nocturnal animals. Get ready to turn on your night vision and super-sonic hearing!  
Meet at the Interpretive Circle behind the Park Office.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reading Between the Signs
Look over there.... deer tracks!  Up in that tree.... a bird’s nest!  By that log.... a porcupine's midden!  Everywhere you look, you can find signs of your furry (and not so furry) friends.  Come hang out with Ranger Kelsey and learn how to become an attentive and perceptive animal tracker.  After learning some basics, we will romp around the woods and put our new knowledge to the test! Meet at the Interpretive Circle.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Sun and Crafting Fun!
Calling all explorers, swimmers, and sandcastle builders!  Take a break from the lake without leaving its shores and come drop-in to see what’s happening at the crafts table. There will be a variety of crafts offered but they will always be fun, exciting, and nature-themed!  Don’t be a stranger, come hang out with a Ranger! Meet at the Campers Beach.

Forest Health Facts
Greenfield has a new look this season!  Many of you may have noticed the “blue dot” and missing trees throughout the park.  This is the result of a Forest Health Improvement Project taking place here at Greenfield State Park.  Join me on an informative hike to learn why this project is necessary and beneficial to our growing forest and how you can play a role in protecting them for the future!  Meet at the Interpretive Circle behind the Park Office.

Loons of the Lake
While enjoying a day at Otter Lake you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of our loons. Greenfield State Park is home to a pair of nesting loons who are the proud new parents of two chicks!  Come join me to learn about these beautiful birds and to make a loon of your own! Meet at the Interpretive Circle behind the Park Office. Children must be accompanied by an adult.