New this year, Prescott Farm is offering a full-day Maple Sugaring Intensive Program on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Have you always been interested in making maple syrup but don’t know where to start or lack the trees or time for your own sugaring operation? In this more intensive program you will learn the basics – everything from tree identification to the correct consistency of the finished maple syrup – starting in the classroom and then outside as we prepare our sugarhouse and trees for the upcoming sugaring season. You’ll then put your knowledge into practice during one or more of our public education programs in March. On this day (or days!) you’ll keep the fire going and monitor sap boiling, carry sap to the sugar house, and assist our educators with other aspects of the public program. Participants must be 18+ and in good physical condition (able to use snowshoes, hike uphill and lift buckets of sap). Cost is only $20 per person. For more information on this program, please contact Sarah Dunham-Miliotis, Education Programs Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 366-5695, or register online at prescottfarm.org.
Prescott Farm is still hosting its ever popular Maple Sugar program for people of all ages in March. Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Rd in Laconia offers a comprehensive maple sugaring program, five sessions every Saturday in March. From identifying sugar trees to tapping to tasting the delicious product, you will have a truly unique hands-on experience with our naturalists and educators. Fun for the entire family! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, $8 for Members, $10 for non-members, $12 at the door as space is available. For more information and registration visit www.prescottfarm.org.
“Maple sugaring is a classic New Hampshire experience, and here at Prescott Farm you really get to participate in the entire process, from start to finish,” says Lissa Mascio, Development & Communications Director at Prescott Farm. “This program is very popular so register now.” Prescott Farm is a nonprofit 501c3 environmental education center committed to helping people discover their own connections to the natural world. Prescott Farm offers a world of discovery to children of all ages, from Fledglings nature-based preschool to WildQuest vacation camps, with experienced “Naturalists in the Classroom” working in area schools, and welcoming school trips to Prescott Farm to explore nature. For more than twenty years, Prescott Farm has been a destination for people of all ages to learn about New Hampshire wildlife, ecology, natural history and cultural history through hands-on educational programs and service learning opportunities in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. It is a designated wildlife viewing area with over 160 acres of idyllic farmland, forest and pastures open daily, year-round to the public including more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails, heritage gardens, and a Natural PlayScape. For more information about Prescott Farm and all of its programming and ways to help, please visit www.prescottfarm.org.