Public Programs

Snowshoe Adventures [ADULTS]
Saturdays in January & February; 10:00-12:00
Pre-registration $10 ($8/Member); $12 at the door
A winter adventure awaits!  Whether you are an avid snowshoer or just beginning, join us for a refreshing walk and exploration of the winter landscape of Prescott Farm.   Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be available if you don’t already have your own.  Ages 14+; Moderate hiking.   REGISTER HERE!

Moonlit Walks [ADULTS]

Tuesday, January 2; Wednesday, January 31 and Thursday, March 1; 6:00-7:30
Pre-registration $12 ($10 Members); $15 at the door
Explore Prescott Farm by the light of the moon!  Our environmental educators will guide you on a moonlit walk and encourage you to use your senses to explore Prescott Farm in a different and special way. Learn to identify several constellations in the night sky, discuss the habits of indigenous nocturnal animals, and practice your night vision abilities. Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be available if you don’t already have your own. Ages 14+; Moderate hiking.  REGISTER HERE!


Our Big Backyard Series [FAMILIES]
$12/Adult-child pair ($10 Members) +$4/additional child; $15 at the door
There is always something exciting to discover on our treks around Prescott Farm!  For ages 7-10 with an adult; Light activity.

  • Animal Tracking– Saturdays, Jan. 6 & 20 and Feb. 3 & 17; 1:00-3:00
    Tracks always tell a fascinating story!  Learn the basics of animal tracking on this interactive walk and gain the skills to better determine what our animal neighbors are up to in the winter.
  • Winter Birds—Saturdays, Jan. 13 & Feb. 10; 1:00-3:00
    Not all birds migrate south! In this program we will discover New Hampshire’s resident birds and our winter visitors, and learn how we can help our feathered friends survive the winter.
  • Life Under the Snow– Saturdays, Jan. 27 & Feb. 24; 1:00-3:00
    Did you know there is a whole world of activity UNDER the snow?  That’s right—all kinds of critters are going about their business throughout the cold winter. Bundle up and join us as we discover what their world is like!
  • The Big Night for Amphibians—SUNDAY, March 25; 1:00-3:00
    Every spring, on the first warm rainy night of the year, a mysterious ritual takes place:  many species of amphibians (including spotted salamanders and wood frogs) emerge from the forest and migrate en masse to vernal pools to lay their eggs.  Join us to learn more about this intriguing phenomenon and how you can help salamanders and frogs reach their destination when the Big Night arrives!


March-Maple Syrup Season!  [FAMILIES]
Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 3; 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 or 2:00
Weekdays with reservations for school and youth groups.
Pre-registration $10 ($8 Members); $12 at the door
Join us to experience an old-fashioned New England tradition—making maple syrup! From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, you will participate in every step of the syrup making process.  Our environmental educators will help you to build tree identification skills; learn the parts of a tree and their functions; use measuring tools to find an appropriate tree to tap; use historical and modern tree tapping tools; learn the history of maple sugaring including Native American legends, and; discover the math and chemical/physical science in the boiling process.  All ages welcome