Prescott Farm Welcomes Granite State Ambassadors

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center was thrilled to host a group of Granite State Ambassadors at the Farm for our Magnificent Trees tour with Education Director, Sarah Dunham, and behind-the-scenes tour with Executive Director, Jude Hamel. “I really enjoyed learning about trees and how you calculate how old they are.  It is truly amazing,” says Diane LaBelle, of the Granite State Ambassadors.  “It is a beautiful area to visit for the day…  Prescott Farm is truly a place to make…

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Prescott Farm's Natural Playscape

About our Natural Playscape & How it Began

Prescott Farm strongly believes in the importance of getting kids outside for their healthy development and well-being.  Consider this: Fact #1: Childhood play time in the outdoors has been in steady decline since the 1950’s. Not only are today’s kids over-scheduled, but they are increasingly disconnected from the natural world spending as much as 8 hours PER DAY inside in front of some sort of screen.  This was new reality was coined “nature deficit disorder” by author Richard Louv in his…

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Join Prescott Farm for a Birdwatching Walks on May 5 & 12

Prescott Farm will be hosting two adult bird watching walks, on Saturday, May 5th and Saturday May 12th, 2018, to provide people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to go birdwatching. The second of the two falls on International Migratory Bird Day! Our experienced naturalists will lead participants on a walk to locate and identify a variety of species of birds. It’s early May and the woods are alive with the songs of migrating birds returning from the sunny…

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Prescott Farm offers Intro to Gardening Course and Welcomes New Volunteers

Have you ever wanted to garden but have no idea where to start? Do you have a green thumb already but nowhere to put it to use? Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Road in Laconia welcomes you to join us for our new Introduction to Organic Gardening program, beginning Saturday May 5, 2018 at 10am. In this 6-week series you will get your hands dirty learning all of the basics – garden planning, soil preparation, starting seeds,…

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Popular Herbal Wellness Series Begins at Prescott Farm

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Road in Laconia is once again excited to welcome local Master herbalist Melissa Morrison of Dragonfly Botanicals for a workshop series Exploring Herbal Medicines & Crafts, beginning on Saturday, May 5 at 10am with a Woods Walk. “Our herbal series has always been one of our most popular programs,” says Sarah Dunham-Miliotis, Program Director at Prescott Farm. “Melissa has a real wealth of knowledge which she shares with people in an exciting…

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Prescott Farm’s Polliwogs Program Ready to Spring into Action

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Road in Laconia is excited for another year of its popular Polliwogs Preschool Program – a 6-week series for you and your preschooler, getting underway on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:30am, rain or shine! “Polliwogs is a great opportunity for preschoolers and parents to explore the magic of the natural world together,” says Prescott Farm Program Director, Sarah Dunham-Miliotis, herself a mother of 3-year-old Ben, who has attended the Polliwogs program…

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Prescott Farm Received Hearts & Hands Grant for Summer Camp Scholarships

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on White Oaks Road in Laconia was thrilled to receive a grant from the Hearts & Hands Thrift Shop in Meredith, to help fund its WildQuest Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. The $1,500 grant will provide assistance to at least six campers this summer, allowing children from all walks of life access to Prescott Farm’s hands-on environmental education camps. WildQuest Summer camp offers nine unique nature-themed weeks of outdoor day camp, from June 25 – August…

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WildQuest Camp Registration is Open

WildQuest Camps at Prescott Farm is entering its 18th year of opening the doors to the natural world to your children with our school vacation and summer camps – and registration for our 2018 camps is now open! WildQuest Spring Camp is Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 2018, from 9:00am – 4:00pm; with extended day available from 8:00am – 5:30pm, for an additional fee. Spring is here and it’s time for mud, new green shoots, and salamanders as…

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Local Schools Receive Grants to Visit Prescott Farm

Two local elementary schools will be visiting Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center this Spring thanks to a unique grant opportunity. Last November, Sarah Dunham-Miliotis, Director of Educational Programs at Prescott Farm, reached out to her statewide network of schools, advertising not only the myriad of environmental education programs available for schools at the facility, but also a grant opportunity being offered by New Hampshire Environmental Educators (NHEE), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for high quality environmental education…

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A Unique Intensive Maple Sugaring Experience at Prescott Farm

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…

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