An exciting new year of programs coming to Prescott Farm

Make the holiday season extra special for everyone on your ‘nice’ list by giving the gift of experiences in nature. With flexible membership plans, plenty of returning favorite programs, and exciting new offerings, Prescott Farm can help you and the ones you love create a new nature connection in the new year.

Give the gift of membership

Prescott Farm strives to help residents and visitors of the Lakes Region make connections with nature every day – and now it’s easier than ever to share those connections with the ones you love. Stumped holiday shoppers can give the gift of Prescott Farm Membership.

A membership to Prescott Farm provides a wide array of benefits, including access to over 140 Community Connections Programs for free or at reduced rates, discounts on WildQuest Nature-based Day Camps, and invitations to exclusive members-only events. Nine membership levels allow gift givers to choose the perfect level for the lucky folks on their holiday list.

Popular favorites and exciting new programs

Beginner Snowshoeing kicks off the month on Saturday, January 4, 2020; 9–11 am. This is the perfect opportunity for adults who are new or returning to snowshoes and looking for a little guidance. Prescott Farm educators will cover the basics of snowshoeing and take it slow.

Explorers of all ages will have a blast during Snowshoe Fun & Games, a new program kicking off on Saturday, January 11; 1-3 pm. Games and challenges perfect for fun-seekers of any age and any snowshoe experience level.

Artists of all experience levels will want to join Prescott Farm for the debut of a brand new series on Saturday, January 4; 1-3 pm. During Painting at Prescott Farm: Winter Wonders, educators will provide instruction on painting and the natural world as participants take inspiration from the beauty of Prescott Farm. Materials will be provided.

Later in the month, Prescott Farm welcomes back one of the most popular programs of 2019, Snowshoe Yoga. In this unique and peaceful snowshoe experience, participants are in nature as they practice yoga in snowshoes, are guided through a walking mediation, and are introduced to shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.” Guest instructor Kate Kretschmer’s adaptable style is perfect for individuals of all yoga and snowshoe levels. The series kicks off on Saturday, January 25; 1 -12 pm. (Pre-registration for Snowshoe Yoga is highly recommended.)

Every season of 2020 is bursting with exceptional programs to help residents and visitors to the Lakes Region connect with nature. In addition to the programs above, additional programs in January include:

                        Full Moon Snowshoe Walk (Friday, January 10; 6-8 pm)

                        Farm to Table Cooking: Winter Squash Soups (Saturday, January 11; 10-12 pm)

                        New series! Discover Nature: Animal Tracking (Saturday, January 18; 9:30-11:30 am)

                        New series! Wilderness Survival: Winter Shelters (Saturday, January 18; 1-3 pm)

                        New series! Homeschool: Winter Series (begins Wednesday, January 22; 1:30–3 pm)

Which program is right for you?

A complete calendar of programs and descriptions – along with a guide to physical demands and recommended ages –  can be found on the Community Connections Program page of the Prescott Farm website – Registration for programs throughout 2020 are open now, giving guests the chance to plan ahead. Pre-registration is not required but highly recommended because many programs reach capacity well before the program date. 

Additional questions and inquiries should go to Andie Hession, School & Community Programs Director, or 603-366-5695.