Service Learning Opportunities

Learning Through Doing

As a small nonprofit, volunteers are a vital part of our organization. Prescott Farm offers service learning opportunities with training so you can learn about the natural world first-hand and volunteer opportunities so you can put that training to work through service at Prescott Farm.  Come LEARN, DO and BECOME part of the Prescott Farm community with the knowledge that your efforts will help us continue to offer opportunities for all-ages to explore and preserve our environment for generations to come!

Service Learning Opportunities Workshops 

Organic Gardening Service Learning Opportunities in  the summer are scheduled as-needed and based on interest. Contact us to be put on the program distribution list!

Planning Head?

  • September 10; 6-7:30 pm – Harvest & Seed Saving
  • October 8; 6-7:30 pm – Putting the Garden to Bed

Intro to Organic GardenSign Up Here

Watch for these seasonal sessions returning in 2020! 

February – Planning the Garden
March – Starting Seeds
April – Preparing the Soil
May – Planting & Transplanting
June – Weed ID & Maintenance

Special thanks to Belknap Landscape Co., Inc. for their

Adventure Advocate sponsorship of the Organic Gardening Series!

 


“Wood Walkers” Trail Maintenance
Wednesday, June 12; 6 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13; 9-10 am
Wednesday, September 18; 6-7 pm
Prescott Farm’s trails are an inviting place for visitors and wildlife. Members of this team walk our trails to monitor and maintain any trail maintenance needs. During this training, participants will share their knowledge and gain skills in areas such as plant trimming, invasive species removal, and basic naturalist skills.


The Turtle Team
Saturday, September 7; 1-3 pm
Come and meet Bucky, our locally-famous resident box turtle! We’ll learn all about NH turtles, as well as how to take good care of Bucky. Then you’ll be certified to be one of our important volunteers that comes in regularly to help care for her!


Keeping Chickens
Saturday, September 28; 10-12 pm
Using our small flock as a model we’ll learn about housing, food and water requirements, egg collection and more – you’ll be ready to start your own flock as well as become an important volunteer to help take care of ours!


Maple Sugaring Volunteer Training

Our 2019 training sessions are complete, but stay tuned for 2020 dates. In the meantime, you can learn a lot about Maple Sugaring by attending one of our Tap into Maple programs which run every Saturday in March. Register here.

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 program you will learn the basics – everything from tree ID to the correct consistency of the finished maple syrup – starting in the classroom and then outside as we prepare our sugarhouse and trees for the upcoming sugaring season.  You’ll then put your knowledge into practice as a volunteer during one or more of our public education programs in March. On this day (or days!) you’ll keep the fire going and monitor sap boiling, carry sap to the sugar house, and assist our educators with other aspects of the public program.

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Locate Us

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
928 White Oaks Road
Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 366-5695
(603) 366-5720 (Fax)

info@prescottfarm.org

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