With grass finally growing, gardens begging to be dug into, and warmer trail walks calling our names, May is usually an incredibly busy month on the Prescott Farm property. Of course, this year, much of the busy-ness is being handled remotely and electronically.
As our board, volunteers and staff work collaboratively toward our mission of connecting people with the natural world, we know it’s important to keep you updated. This week we are pleased to share some news from WildQuest Camp and our Community Connection Programs.
-The Prescott Farm Staff
Summer camps across the state and nation are largely still in wait-and-see mode. Camp Director Jake Newcomb and the rest of the staff are carefully considering how campers, their families, and staff, can be offered a safe, educational, fun, and nature-filled camp season. We hope to soon see campers scrambling up Harold’s Rock, adventuring through Quests and dashing through the woods in Hungry Forest. We’re sure that everyone will be ready to get outside, see their friends, and make new camp memories when the summer gets here. Stay tuned – a decision about WildQuest Summer Camp will be made and announced by June 1st.
Generous donors and funding organizations make it possible for every family to take advantage of WildQuest Camp programs. Just click on the “apply for scholarships” button when prompted during the registration process.
Please note: in the event that health and safety protocols require us to cancel WildQuest Camp, any prepaid tuition will be fully refunded.
Community Connection Programs
Since mid-March, our in-person Community Connection Programs have been cancelled. Our team of Environmental Educators have rolled up their sleeves, refreshed their technology skills, and taken action. They share knowledge and skills through virtual gatherings with Prescott Farm members. A link to a video and a follow up Zoom meeting gives members the chance to explore topics like Knot Tying, Vernal Pools, and Terrariums. We are pleased that our educators – and our members – are adaptable to the changing circumstances! Members – keep an eye out for new video links coming to your inbox soon!
Social Media Nature Connect
Social media has allowed our staff to reach out to members, program participants and Prescott Farm friends near and far. We have taken advantage of the expertise and teaching skills of all of the education team to create daily Social Media Nature Connect posts. Anyone who follows Prescott Farm on Instagram or Facebook can use these ideas during Stay at Home… or whenever they want to increase their connection to the natural world. Follow us online and check it out for yourself!