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Please note: all programs and events at Prescott Farm are cancelled through June 27, 2020.

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The Board of Directors & Leadership Team at Prescott Farm have come to the difficult decision to cancel WildQuest Summer Camp for 2020.

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Please note: all programs and events at Prescott Farm are cancelled through June 27, 2020.

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Exploring and preserving the natural world, one adventure at a time

Community Connections Programs

Prescott Farm is dedicated to providing year-round environmental education programs for all ages and a place in the Lakes Region community that encourages curiosity, discovery, fun and connection to the natural world.

WildQuest Day Camps

Our nature-themed WildQuest Day Camps offer children ages 4-14 the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow in nature through Quests, arts & crafts, games and activities.

Get Involved

As a non-profit organization, Prescott Farm depends on donors, community business partners, members, volunteers and guests to help us carry out our mission to provide the New Hampshire Lakes Region with high-quality environmental education.

Fledglings Preschool

Fledglings Nature-Based Preschool at Prescott Farm is a fully licensed program offering children ages 3 – 5 the educational foundation they need to succeed in school while awakening in each child a natural curiosity and respect for nature.

Plan a Visit

Unplug, relax and explore our 160 acres of field, forest and gardens on our 3+ miles of nature trails and Natural Playscape, open 365 days per year from dawn until dusk.

For Schools

Our environmental educators will work with you to give your students an unforgettable experience in the natural world, at your school or here at the Farm.

News & Upcoming Events

Outdoor Fun & Learning

All programs and events at Prescott Farm are cancelled through May 4, 2020. For a complete listing of programs for adults and older teens, click HERE.

Sunset Night Hikes on the Full Moon
For Adults – Physical Demand: [5]
Tuesday, April 4; 7-8:30 pm
Thursday, May 7; 8-9 pm
Friday, June 5; 8-9:30 pm

For All – Physical Demand: [4]
Monday, July 6; 8-9:30 pm
Monday, August 3; 8-9:30 pm

Cost: $12 (Free for Members)
Recommended Ages: Adult or All (date-specific)
Physical Demand: [4 or 5]

Discover Nature: Big Tree Tour – Buds 
Saturday, April 18: Big Tree Tour – Buds; 10-12 pm
Saturday, October 10: Fall Foliage Trail Walks; 9-11 am

$12 (FREE for Members)
Recommended Ages: 14+
Physical Demands: [5]

New Series! Explore Together
Saturday, April 11; Mud Tracking
Saturday, May 9; Vernal Pool Tracking
Saturday, July 25; Plant-based & Natural Dyes
Tuesday, August 18; Monarch Monitors

$12 ($5 for Members)

Recommended Ages: All
Physical Demand: [4]

 

Indoor Adventures

All programs and events at Prescott Farm are cancelled through May 4, 2020. For complete listings of upcoming programs, click HERE (adults/older teens) or HERE (children/families/all ages).

Farm to Table Cooking
Saturday, March 28 (Maple Syrup at Every Meal)
Saturday, May 9 (Fiddleheads)
$30 ($10 for Members)
Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demands: [2]

Soapmaking
Friday, April 10 (Laundry Stain Stick)
Saturday, May 16 (Soapmaking 101)
Saturday, September 26 (Soapmaking 101)
$50 ($25 for Members)
Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demands: [2]

New Series! Adult Nature Craft
Saturday, April 18; 1-3 pm (Log Cabin Planters)
$25 ($10 for Members)
Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [2]

New! Home School Seasonal Series

For complete listings of upcoming programs, click HERE (adults/older teens) or HERE (children/families/all ages).

New Programs! Homeschool: Spring Series

Explore the variety of ecosystems found at Prescott Farm and the living and nonliving parts that makes each unique. Throughout the four weeks, we will incorporate a mapping project. Learners will leave with a personalized map of Prescott Farm filled with special places they have discovered. Sessions will be held outside rain or shine so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Session Cost: $52 ($20 for Members)
Recommended Ages: 6-12 with adult
Physical Demand: [4]
Experience: Interested

May 6; 1:30-3:30- Forest
May 13; 1:30-3:30- Fields
May 20; 1:30-3:30- Pond & Wetlands
May 27; 1:30-3:30- Gardens

May 2020

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  • Homeschool: Spring Series: Forest
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  • Sunset Night Hike on the Full Moon
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  • Wilderness Survival: Knife and Saw Safety & Strategies
  • Farm to Table Cooking: Fiddleheads
  • Explore Together: Vernal Pool Tracking
  • Wild Foods of Spring
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  • Homeschool: Spring Series: Fields
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  • CANCELLED: Climate & Community: Residential Energy Efficiency*
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  • Painting at Prescott Farm: Sights of Spring
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  • Woods Walk with the Master Herbalist*
  • Soapmaking 101
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  • The Learning Garden: Planting your Garden
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  • Homeschool: Spring Series: Pond & Wetlands
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  • CANCELLED: Climate & Community: Sustainable Energy for Homeowners*
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  • Homeschool: Spring Series: Gardens
  • Green Living: In the Kitchen and Food Shopping
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  • Trail Tour: Yellow
  • Adult Nature Craft: Terrariums
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What they say about us

The traditional farm skills and wildlife habitat lessons taught and demonstrated in a natural environment by the staff nurtures and stimulates involvement by the children beyond anything they might experience elsewhere. It’s just rewarding to be involved, though even in such a small way, when you can see the results first hand.

The past few years as volunteers at Prescott Farm, Janice and I have been enriched with the opportunity to introduce youngsters to a dairy goat while experiencing the wonder and curiosity of the children as many meet face to face with their first farm animal.

We’ve enjoyed helping during both Harvest and Winter public events almost as much as reveling in the excitement as our grandchildren share what they’ve learned and enjoyed most at the end of each day at ‘camp’ during the drive home.

Prescott Farm's Natural Playscape

Prescott Farm Volunteers Allan & Janice Mistler

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Locate Us

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
928 White Oaks Road
Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 366-5695
(603) 366-5720 (Fax)

info@prescottfarm.org

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