Something for Everyone this Winter at Prescott Farm

Feeling adventurous and ready to trek into the woods? Prescott Farm has got you covered. More interested in a cozy conversation about gardening plans for spring? Prescott Farm’s the place for that, too. In fact, Prescott Farm in Laconia offers a wide array of public programs this winter that will suit winter warriors, inquisitive nature-lovers, gardeners, and everyone in between. Snowshoe Programs For those looking to truly embrace winter’s wonders, there are several snowshoe programs on tap. If you are…

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Registration Open for Prescott Farm WildQuest Camps

Discounts and Scholarship Opportunities Available When school vacation comes around, are the kids getting lots of screen time, or lots of green time? Families looking for outdoor and nature-based activities that kids will love and that grownups can feel good about can look no further than WildQuest Camps at Prescott Farm. And registration is now open! These nature-based day camps coincide with local school February and April vacation weeks and run nine weeks in the summer. With a focus on…

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Prescott Farm Hires Development & Communications Director

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center is pleased to welcome Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler as the new Development & Communications Director. Phoebe was raised in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Politics from Ithaca College in 1996. She has worked in fundraising and communications for various nonprofit and educational organizations including NPR’s Fresh Air, with Terry Gross in Philadelphia, Westside Children’s Center in Los Angeles, CA, and the Governor Wentworth Regional School District.  Most…

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Getting Ready for Winter

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center’s “Our Big Backyard Series” will end on Saturday, November 10 with the final program, Getting Ready for Winter. This is a family program designed for 7-10 year-olds to get engaged in learning new and exciting things about our environment and ecosystem. Taught by Camp Director, Jacob Newcomb, he will have a fun morning packed full of educational games and stories to teach the winter survival strategies of New England animals. “Our woodland animals are doing…

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Our Big Backyard Series: Fall Foliage Walk

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…

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Our Big Backyard Series: Beautiful Bats

Saturday mornings are a busy time at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. The outdoor educators have created various outdoor adventure programs in “Our Big Backyard Series.” The program series is designed to engage 7-10 year-olds, with the company of an adult, on a variety of outdoor educational adventures. This weekend’s program is Beautiful Bats, taught by Camp Director Jacob Newcomb. On October 27, Beautiful Bats will help inform the public why bats are so special.“We have eight species of bats…

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Winter Solstice & Lantern Festivities

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Rd in Laconia invites you to experience the changing seasons at two upcoming programs – Season of Light: DIY Lantern Workshop & Winter Solstice Celebration. Both family programs occur consecutively on December 8 & 15, respectively. Season of Light: DIY Lantern Workshop is an event offered in preparation to the Winter Solstice Celebration. The program will help participants create their very own lanterns to join in our lantern parade the following week.…

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Celebrate the Holidays with Nature-Inspired Gifts

The leaves are changing and before you know it there will be snow on the ground and the holiday season will be here! Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Road in Laconia has two upcoming programs perfect for the holidays – Heartfelt & Homemade Herbal Holiday Gifts and Nature-Inspired Holiday Ornaments. These two programs teach participants how to craft gifts made from materials found in the forests and fields. On Saturday, November 17, Heartfelt & Homemade Herbal Holiday…

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NH Mushroom Company at Prescott Farm

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center hosts New Hampshire Mushroom Company’s “Wild Mushroom Walk” Saturday, October 6 from 10am to 12pm. This marks the third and final visit of the year from our friends at NHMC. Eric Milligan and Steffani Adaska of NHMC prepare a fun and informative event for curious fungi enthusiasts of all skill levels. This is a beginner level program aimed at equipping guests with basic fungi information, but participants can also expect Eric to comically delve into…

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Fun & Learning with Herbs

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center hosts Master Herbalist, Melissa Morrison of Dragonfly Botanicals as she conducts “Exploring Herbal Medicines & Craft Series.” The series comprised of four individual programs, each with its own unique focus within the realm of natural herbal medicines, began in August and goes through to mid-November. The overview of the program is designed to “foray into the wild and tame world of herbs in this very fun and educational class series… (where) students will learn how…

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