Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Road in Laconia extends an invitation to any and all curious 7-10 year-olds for their “Fall Big Backyard Series.” Prescott Farm has created a series of seasonally influenced programs geared towards getting outside and discovering new and exciting things! With the company of an adult, these programs encourage children to spend their Saturday mornings collecting a colorful palate of fall leaves, turn over logs to discover creepy-crawlies, find out what all the animals are up to during the winter, and much more.

As an ongoing string of seasonal activities, “Our Big Backyard Series” focuses each program on something related to that time of year. This fall, OBB offers five neat programs occurring each weekend related to what many consider the most beautiful time of year. Education Programs Director, Sarah Dunham-Miliotis says, “Our Big Backyard Series is a great opportunity for families to explore the outdoors together. These seasonal programs allow them to explore things they may have never thought to before!”

The fall chapter of the series starts on Saturday, October 13th with the Fall Foliage Walk – a nature walk to highlight the beauty of the changing colors of leaves and to discover why they change. The following week will focus on learning about some misunderstood members of our ecosystem, Our 8-Legged Friends – Spiders! As we get closer to Halloween, kids can expect to learn about the important roles played by Beautiful Bats. The next week may involve some feathery friends during the Turkey Quest. And last but not least, learn about what animals do when they Get Ready for Winter.