Upcoming Program Descriptions

Learn More, Live Better
Seasonal listings are below. To view the full year of programming, see the online calendar. Click the “Nature Connect 365” image (below) for the 2022 program guide.

Prescott Farm is here to help you connect with nature and the world around you, from our snowshoe series and Family Fun Days to gardening and maple sugaring. A number of other hands-on experiential programs for all ages are also offered throughout the year. Let our experienced environmental educators open the doors to the outdoors for you!
* Members can take advantage of FREE programming – pay only for guest instructor or materials fees in other workshops. 

Wilderness Skills

Shelter: Using Tents & Tarps Saturday, May 28; 1-3 pm
Shelter is an important part of any camping adventure. Learn how to set up a tent and tarp shelter and discuss some of the pros and cons of each. Participants are invited to bring their own tent to learn to set it up or practice on our equipment.

Recommended ages: Adults
$12 per person (FREE for members)
Physical demand: [2] = Activity includes up to 1/2 mile of walking on uneven terrain; no steep slopes.

Poisonous Plants & Hazards Saturday, June 4; 10-12 pm
Join us as we wander around Prescott Farm and learn about natural hazards and poisonous plants on the landscape. Explore strategies for avoiding wasps, poison ivy, and ticks. Practice identifying common poisonous plants.

Recommended ages: Adults
$12 per person (FREE for members)
Physical demand: [3] = Activity includes 1/2 -1 mile of walking on uneven terrain; may include hills.

Fire Saturday, June 11; 1-3 pm
Ever wondered if rubbing two sticks together is really a thing? Find out as you try a variety of fire starting methods to light and maintain a small fire. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own bow drillnts.

Recommended ages: Adults
$12 per person (FREE for members)
Physical demand: [1] = Activity is indoors or outside with up to 1/10 of a mile walking; includes both sitting and standing.

New Series! Frogging By Ear 

Recommended Ages: Adults & Youth 12+
Physical Demand: [5]
Cost: $12 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

Join us for a nighttime forest hike to the wetland areas of Prescott Farm. We’ll learn about the springtime habits of frogs, listen to frog calls in three wetland habitats, and collect data to contribute to the knowledge of frogs in our state. After the hike, we’ll gather indoors to organize our data and identify the frog calls we heard. No prior experience frogging by ear is necessary.

Friday, May 20; 8-10 pm
Saturday, June 4; 8:15-10:15 pm
Tuesday, June 7; 8:15-10:15 pm


Moonlight Tours 

Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [5]
Cost: $12 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

Explore Prescott Farm in a different and special way. Inspired by the weather and the dynamic calendar of the natural world, topics discussed on our moonlit walk will vary but may include: identifying constellations, habits of nocturnal animals, and testing your own night vision abilities.

Monday, June 14; 7-9 pm
Tuesday, July 12; 7-9 pm
Thursday, August 11; 7-9 pm

Sow & Grow Gardening 

Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [3]
Cost: $6 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

Interested in learning more about vegetable gardening? Meet with our gardening educator, ask questions, and get organic gardening tips while we use the Learning Garden at Prescott Farm as our example. All sessions meet 9-10 am.

Tuesdays, May 17 & 31
Tuesday, June 7
Thursday, June 16
Thursdays, July 7, 21
Thursdays, August 4 & 18


Recommended Ages: PreK with Adult
Physical Demand: [2]
Cost: $6 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

A fun group for the littlest explorers amongst us! Join us and bring along your favorite grown-up to explore Prescott Farm.

Note: unless otherwise indicated, all Polliwogs programs are 10-11 am.

Wednesday, June 8: Butterflies Are Back
Thursday, June 9: Hop to It!
Thursday, June 16: Flower Press

New Series – Music Magic at Prescott Farm 

Recommended Ages: PreK with Adult
Physical Demand: [2]
Non-Members: $6 (Minimum of 2 participants, 1 adult + 1 child)
Members: FREE

Have fun making magical music! Join in on this engaging and fun class for kids and their grown-ups and move, groove and sing along with Miss Renee and her ukulele! Please note: this is not a ‘drop off’ program and adult registration is required. (Adult participation is strongly encouraged!)

Saturday, June 4; 10-11 am
Saturday, June 25; 10-11 am
Saturday, July 9; 10-11 am
Saturday, July 16; 10-11 am
Saturday, July 23; 10-11 am



New series! Birding at Prescott Farm

Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [3]
Cost: $12 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

Ever wonder what “A little bird told me” really means? Whether you’re a seasoned birder or a novice, join our bimonthly Prescott Farm birding group as we work together to practice our “bird language” and bird ID skills; gather bird stories on the landscape; and share our discoveries. Drop ins welcome. Repeat participants encouraged!

Tuesday, May 24; 9-11 am
Tuesday, June 14; 9-11 am
Tuesday, June 28; 9-11 am
Thursday, July 14; 9-11 am
Thursday, July 28; 9-11 am


Locate Us

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


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