Public Programs (for adults, families and homeschoolers): Jan.-March 2016

Winter is upon us and we have a variety of programs for all to enjoy! Bring your family and friends to the Farm and enjoy this season to it’s fullest! Our Celebrating the Seasons Series continues into 2016 with Endurance, Survival and Awakening themed programming for adults, families and homeschoolers. Back by popular demand, we are offering Snowshoe Saunters and Moonlit Walks. Please keep in mind, that reservations are required for all our programs and can be made online or by giving us a call at 603-366-5695.

We look forward to seeing you in 2016 for……

Celebrating the Seasons Series
$10 ($8 Members) per session                

The natural world is constantly changing. If you take the time to look, each month brings new and exciting phenomena to learn from and delight in. Using authorMary Holland’s book Naturally Curious as a month-by-month guide to the wonders unfolding in the fields, forests and wetlands of New England, each month participants will go on a leisurely hike with one of Prescott Farm’s naturalists, with the goal of cultivating their observation skills and deepening each person’s relationship with the natural world. Note: Program titles and descriptions are used with permission from Mary Holland.

“Endurance”
Saturday, January 9; 10-11:30 (Adults only); 1-2:30 (Families)
Wednesday, January 13; 1-2:30 (Homeschoolers ages 8-12)
Although January occasionally provides us with a thaw, most years New England is locked into winter during this month. Food is scarce for wildlife and any snow on the ground usually compounds the difficulty of finding it.

“Survival”
Saturday, February 6; 10-11:30 (Adults only); 1-2:30 (Families)
Wednesday, February 10; 1-2:30 (Homeschoolers ages 8-12)

February is a complex month—at the same time that many creatures are fighting for survival, others are bringing progeny into the world. The sun is stronger, the days longer. Even in northern New England the stirrings of spring have begun, albeit often under several feet of snow.

“Awakening”
SUNDAY*,
March 13; 10-11:30 (Adults only); 1-2:30 (Families)
Wednesday, March 9; 1-2:30 (Homeschoolers ages 8-12)

For several centuries the British parted ways with the Gregorian calendar and declared March 25 the first day of the New Year. This makes enormous sense to most natural historians, for March is the month of “awakenings,” when the earth begins to thaw and life begins to stir after months of relative inactivity. March is synonymous with rebirth—a new beginning for all living things. *Please note: This month’s program is on a Sunday as our Maple Sugaring programs are running on Saturdays in March.

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Snowshoe Saunters
Saturdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30 & Feb. 13, 20 & 27; 10-11:30 OR 1-2:30
$10/person ($8/person Members)
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. All ages welcome.

Moonlit Walks
Saturdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 20 & March 26; 6:00-7:30  $10 ($8 Members)

Our environmental edIMG_0600 (2)ucators will guide you on a moonlit walk and encourage you to use your senses to explore Prescott Farm in a different and special way. You will learn to identify several constellations in the night sky, discuss the habits of several nocturnal animals, and practice your own night vision abilities. Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided as needed. All ages welcome.

 

View our Winter Programs flyer here.

Reservations are required for all our programs.

**NEW** – Online reservations can be made by clicking on the button below….

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For more information on any of these programs, or to place your reservations over the phone, please contact us at:

Phone: 603-366-5695
Email: [email protected]

 

Reservation/Cancellation Policy:

All of our programs require reservations unless otherwise noted.  When your reservation is made we ask that you provide a credit card (MC or Visa) to hold your space (your card will not be charged unless you request to pay with it that day).  On the day of the program you may choose to pay by cash, check, or by the credit card on file.   If you must cancel your reservation, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible, since we often have a waiting list.  Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the program and “no-shows” will be charged full program fees to the credit card on file.