Help us create a healthy environmental future through education
Prescott Farm integrates the fields and forests of our 160 acre property into year-round educational programs for children, families, adults, and school groups, creating meaningful connections to the natural world for thousands of Lakes Region community members and visitors each year. We rely on the generous support of our community to make that possible.
Your support matters
As a nonprofit environmental education center, program fees only cover about 1/3 of our annual budget. The remainder is provided through grants from individuals and foundations, sponsorship from area businesses, and contributions from people like YOU.
We’re making a difference in the Lakes Region
- In 2018, Our WildQuest Camps offered more than 550 children, ages 4-14, opportunities to explore and grow their connections to nature in a fun, social learning environment. Teens ages 13-14 participated in our Leader in Training program which integrates leadership and team building skills into the experience;
- Each year our Fledglings Nature-Based Preschool prepares about 36 Lakes Region children, ages 3-5, for a lifetime of learning with a nature-based curriculum that uses hands-on exploration of our fields, forests and gardens;
- Our school programs offer area students place-based experiences that enhanced school learning. During the 2017/2018 school year, our environmental educators impacted 1,233 students in their classrooms over 256 instructional hours through our Naturalist in the Classroom program, and an additional 392 students through field trips to the farm; and
- Over the past year, we offered over 100 hands-on educational public programs on topics designed to appeal to the interests of adults and families with children. More than 750 people attended a public program at Prescott Farm over the past year.
When you support Prescott Farm, you help us continue to make these programs possible.
Please consider making a gift today!
We love hearing about how Prescott Farm impacts the lives of people we serve!
“We feel that all children should have the opportunity to experience Prescott Farm. It helped my shy boys come out of their shells and experience things that they would never have experienced. They enjoyed it so much they asked if they could only go to your summer camp next year, all summer. Thank you so much for caring about children the way you all do.”
“Prescott Farm offers the opportunity to learn about our local ecosystems, get dirty, and have lots of fun! My kids look forward to the new and repeated activities each year, and come away with a better understanding of our earth and our place on it.”
“Being outside and learning about nature brings out the creativity in all children. Prescott Farms is an amazing place that brings our children away from the world of technology and back to childhood basics and the love, beauty, and tranquility of the world outdoors. Fantastic experience!”
Donor Bill of Rights
The trust of the general public, donors and prospective donors is of utmost importance to us. In order to instill full confidence in Prescott Farm’s fundraising efforts, we subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights as developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Gift Acceptance Policy
Prescott Conservancy (dba Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center) solicits and gratefully accepts gifts that help the organization further and fulfill its mission. Certain types of gifts are subject to review before acceptance. The primary consideration in gifts under review is the impact of the gift on the organization. The organization does not accept gifts that are in conflict with its mission, jeopardize its status or are too difficult to administer in relation to their value.
On June 20, 2019, the Prescott Farm Board of Directors adopted a gift acceptance policy adapted from from a sample created by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. You may read it by clicking PF Gift Acceptance Policy adopted June 2019.