Upcoming Program Descriptions

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Seasonal listings are below. To view the full year of programming, see the online calendar. 
To register for programs occurring January & February 2022, visit our ONLINE CALENDAR. Programs occurring March 1, 2022 and beyond will be available for registration soon. 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 our new pricing, including FREE programming – pay only for guest lecturer or materials fees in other workshops. 

Coming in January 2022

Signs of the Season

Recommended Ages: See individual programs
Physical Demand: See individual programs
Cost: $12 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

Every season offers beauty, wonder, and a chance to gain a new appreciation for the natural world.  Join a naturalist for a hike to celebrate the Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall on our beautiful 160 acres. Snowshoes or ice cleats will be available as conditions require.

Winter
Saturday, January 29; 1-3 pm
A month into winter is the perfect time to celebrate all the things that make winter great! Join a naturalist for a short walk to discover what the plants and animals are up to this time of year. Then, finish off with a favorite human activity: sledding!
Recommended Ages: Multigenerational
Physical Demand: [3]

Evening Astronomy

Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [1]
Cost: $12 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

Winter Constellations
Tuesday, February 1; 5:30-7 pm

Turn your eyes to the night sky as you join a naturalist to look for winter constellations. We’ll explore what constellations would look like from space and why stars vary in brightness and color. In the event of clouds, we will gather in the Pardoe Center for a tour of the winter night sky.


 

Snowshoe Tours

Recommended age: Multigenerational (Beginner) and Adults (Adventure)
Physical Demand: [3] (Beginner) and  [5] (Adventure)
Cost: $12 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

Never been on snowshoes? No problem! We will show you the basics of snowshoeing and take it slow during our beginner sessions. And, when you’re ready, a winter adventure awaits with our slightly more advanced treks. Discover how much fun it can be to get out and travel the trails in the winter.

Beginner Snowshoe
Saturday, January 8; 10-12 pm

Snowshoe Adventure
Saturday, January 15; 1-3 pm
Saturday, February 19; 1-3 pm


New Series – Young Yogis 

Recommended Ages: Younger Kids with Adult
Physical Demand: [3]
Non-Members: $22 (Minimum of 2 participants, 1 adult + 1 child; $11 for each additional participant)
Members: $10 (Minimum of 2 participants, 1 adult + 1 child; $5 for each additional participant)

Join guest instructor, Lani Voivod, in a class for Young Yogi’s! Lani brings her love and light while introducing young children to the wonderful world of yoga. Please note: this is not a ‘drop off’ program and adult registration is required. (Adult participation is strongly encouraged!)

Saturday January 8; 10-11 am
Saturday January 22; 10-11 am
Saturday February 5; 10-11 am
Saturday February 19; 10-11 am
Saturday February 26; 10-11 am
Saturday March 12; 10-11 am


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.

Moonlit Snowshoe
Monday, January 17; 4-6 pm
Wednesday, February 16; 4:30-6:30 pm


Nature Inspired Crafts 

Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [0]
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.

Introduction to Drop Spindles
Saturday, January 22; 1-3 pm
Curious how yarn is made? Ready to try a calm and relaxing activity? Join a naturalist to learn to spin your own yarn using a drop spindle.


Tracking

Recommended Ages: (See individual programs)
Physical Demand: (See individual programs)
Cost: $12 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

From the snow to the mud to the wetlands, our naturalist educators will guide you in how to answer the “who, what, when, and why?” of the tracks you can find in our area. 

Mammal Families
Saturday, January 22; (11 am – 1 pm)
How many toes do you see? Are there claws? Learn how to distinguish among different mammal family tracks by investigating track shapes and gaits in this beginning tracking primer.
Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [3]

Trailing
Saturday, February 26; (9-11 am)
We’ve introduced mammal family track shapes and gaits; now it’s time to test ourselves with trailing. Learn how a tracking stick helps us follow animal trails. Ask and answer the questions “Who, What, When, and Why?” as we practice reading the stories of the animals.
Ages: Adults & Older Youth
Physical Demand: [4]


Tree, Shrub & Vine ID

Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [4]
Cost: $12 (Non-Members); FREE for Members

Now that the leaves on our native trees and shrubs have fallen, let’s learn how to identify them using winter characteristics. Learn a winter identification key based on characteristics that you can use year-round. Guest instructor Tom Foster leads this series.

Saturday, January 29; (10-12:30 pm)


Snowshoe Yoga

Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [5]
Cost: $29 (Non-Members); $17 (Members)

Enjoy the outdoors this winter while doing yoga! In this unique and peaceful snowshoe experience, immerse yourself in the peacefulness of nature as you practice yoga in snowshoes, are guided through a walking mediation, and are introduced to shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.”

Saturday, January 29 (10:30 -12:30 pm)
Saturday, February 5 (10:30 -12:30 pm)
Saturday, February 12 (10:30 -12:30 pm)
Saturday, February 19 (10:30 -12:30 pm)
Saturday, February 26 (10:30 -12:30 pm)

(Registration for programs in March (3/5, 3/12, 3/19 & 3/26)  will be on an alternate platform. Stay tuned!)


Polliwogs

Recommended Ages: PreK with Adult
Physical Demand: [2]
Cost: $6 (Non-Members); $3 (Members)

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

Wednesday, February 2 (10-11 am):  A Walk In The Woods
Thursday, February 3 (10-11 am): Stories in the Snow
Wednesday, February 9 (10-11 am): Stranger in the Woods
Thursday, February 10 (10-11 am): Under the Snow
Wednesday, February 16 (10-11 am): Raptors
Thursday, February 17 (10-11 am): Scat and Track
Wednesday, February 23 (10-11 am): Clouds
Thursday, February 24 (10-11 am): The Secrets of Winter Trees

(Registration for programs March-November will be on an alternate platform. Stay tuned!)


Homemade Soaps

Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [1]
Cost  per station (2 people max per station): $90 (Non-Members); $40 (Members)

Learn how to safely make your very own soap using the cold process. We will cover the basics of soapmaking using the cold process which results in a smoother finish using natural materials to add colors to the soaps. Each participant will take home about 10 bars of seasonally scented soap to enjoy after curing.

Soapmaking 101: Saturday, January 29 (10-12 pm)
Making Colorful Soaps: Saturday, February 26 (12:30-2:30 pm)

 

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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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