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Discover the Power of Parks

Come explore the natural heritage of New Hampshire with us!

The Discover the Power of Parks, ​a partnership between the Student Conservation Association (SCA), AmeriCorps, NH State Parks, and Eversource Energy, is a program ​that connects participants with nature and builds appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. For more information please contact . 


DPP Quest

Do you want to learn more about the natural and cultural history of New Hampshire State Parks? Join the Discover the Power of Parks (DPP) Quest! Participate in five different Discover the Power of Parks programs and you will receive a complimentary patch in recognition of your accomplishment. For more information email

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.



David Bailey

Hello! My name is David Bailey and this summer I will working at Franconia Notch State Park! I’m originally from California. I came to the SCA NH Corps to enhance my skills as an interpretive ranger/naturalist. I am excited to teach you about local wildlife, hiker/camping safety, and glacial history. I look forward to seeing you soon at Franconia Notch State Park this summer!


Connor Cahill

Hello! My name is Connor Cahill, and this summer I will be working at Franconia Notch State Park! I’m originally from St. Charles, Illinois. I joined SCA NH Corps to receive valuable training and learn skills that will help to pursue a career in the U.S Forest Service. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and leading programs about hiking safety skills, local plants and wildlife, and the history of Franconia Notch. I can’t wait to see you in Franconia this summer!


Sam Crabtree

Hi there! My name is Sam Crabtree and I am incredibly excited to be the White Lake and Echo Lake State Park interpretive ranger. I am excited to add a new perspective to the DPP programs and to educate visitors about local culture and history, as well as our unique local ecosystems and bio-history. I hope to see you there!


Rebecca Durinick
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am going to be working at Umbagog Lake and Mollidgewock State Park this summer, and at Miller State Park in the fall. I am from Connecticut, and I have spent time all over the Northeast. I’m excited to share the natural world with you, especially the birds of prey at Miller State Park this fall. I also am looking forward to teach about local animals and primitive skills.      


Olivia Gottlieb

Hello, my name is Olivia and I am from Missouri! I will be working at Ellacoya, Pillsbury, and Sunapee state parks. I am excited to present programs that involve studying macroinvertebrates, looking at the stars, and diving into the local flora and fauna of our beautiful parks. I am also looking forward to expanding my knowledge of New Hampshire!


Dan Guider

My name is Dan Guider and I am the Monadnock Interpretive Ranger the 2023 season. I'm from New Jersey and can't wait to immerse myself in the New Hampshire wilderness and really get to know the ins and outs of Mt. Monadnock. 


Joy Wetzel
Hi! My name is Joy and this summer I will be working at Greenfield and Monadnock State Parks. I’m originally from Athens, Georgia—go Dawgs! I joined the SCA NH Corps to join a community of like-minded people and enhance my skills as an educator. I am incredibly excited to teach you about local plants, indigenous history, natural crafts, and everything else these beautiful parks have to offer! I look forward to seeing you at my parks this year. 


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