Upcoming Program Descriptions

Learn More, Live Better

Seasonal listings are below. To view of full year of programming, see the online calendar.
To register for any program in 2021, visit our ONLINE CALENDAR.

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. 


Fall Polliwogs

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

Wednesdays & Thursdays
September 15 – November 18; 10-11 am

Recommended Ages: Child (2.5-5 years) with Adult
Physical Demand: [3]
Cost: $6 Non-Members; $3 for Members

Wed. Sept 15: Dusk Defenders (Bats)
Thurs. Sept 16: Cluck, Cluck, Chicken
Wed. Sept. 22: Sheep to Sweater
(Please note: no Polliwogs on Thurs. Sept 23)
Wed. Sept. 29: Fall Fruits
Thurs. Sept 30: Lovely Leaves
Wed. Oct. 6: Getting Ready for Winter
Thurs. Oct 7: The Forest Floor
Wed. Oct. 13: Rock Search & Glacial Erratics
Wed. Oct. 20: Corn
Thurs. Oct 21: Amazing Owls
Wed. Oct. 27: Turtle Tails
Thurs. Oct 28: Pumpkin on the Vine
Wed. Nov 3: Tree Time!
Thurs. Nov 4: Sensory walk
Wed. Nov 10: Meet me in the barn!
Wed. Nov 17: Turkey Talk!
Thurs Nov 18: Getting Ready for Winter

NH Mushroom Company

Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [5]
Cost: varies; see individual programs

Wild Mushroom Walk: In Depth
Saturday, Oct 2 (10-1 pm)
Cost: $40 Non-Members; $30 for Members
This 3-hour session with the New Hampshire Mushroom Company gives time to dig deeper and take a more advanced look at the fascinating world of fungi. Whether you are new to mushrooms, have read a book or two, or are an experienced forager, you will leave with new knowledge and insights.

Crafting & Foodcrafting Series

Cost: Varies (see individual programs)
Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [3]

Quilt Square Pillow
Saturday, October 9; 10-12pm
Cost: TBD

Nature Inspired Ornaments (for all Ages)
Saturday, November 13; 1-3 pm
Cost: $14 Non-Members; $8 for Members

Nature Inspired Wreaths
Saturday, November 20; 1-3 pm
Cost: $28 Non-Members; $15 for Members

The Mysteries of Prescott Farm

Recommended Ages: Kids (with Adult)
Physical Demand: [4]
Cost: $10 Non-Members; Free for Members

The Mystery of: the Rock Wall
Sat, November 13; 10-12 pm
Rock walls can be found all around Prescott Farm. But why? Are they from an ancient castle? Did they form the edges of someone’s yard? Use your detective skills to learn the real reason for these walls and explore other signs of the past.


Full Moon Hike

Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [5]
Cost: $15 Non-Members; Free for Members

Wednesday, October 26; 6-7:30 pm
Friday, November 19; 6-7:30 pm

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, discussing the habits of nocturnal animals, and practicing your own night vision abilities.


Soapmaking Series

Recommended Ages: Adult
Physical Demand: [2]

Soapmaking 101

Learn how to safely make your very own soap. We will cover the basics of soapmaking, and each participant will take home about 10 bars of seasonally scented soap to enjoy.

Saturday, September 25 (10-12 pm) *
Saturday, October 2 (1-3 pm)
Saturday, December 11 (1-3 pm)

* Have a teen interested in soapmaking? Bring them along in this session (teens must be accompanied by an adult.)

Naturalist Led Hike

Recommended Ages: All
Physical Demand: [5]
Cost: $12 Non-Members; Free for Members

Explore the trails of Prescott Farm through the eyes of a naturalist. Changes occur in the forest and fields every day, so there is always something new to observe.

Sat, September 25; 1-3 pm
We will search for signs of the changing season.

Sat, October 23; 1-3 pm
Witness evidence of plants and animals preparing for winter, as well as the last few signs of warmer days.

Sat, November 20; 10-12 pm
This time of year we embrace the quiet of the natural world prepared for winter.

Sat, December 11; 10-12 pm
Take a break from the busy holiday season to recharge in nature.

Painting at Prescott Farm

Cost: $40 Non-Members; $25 for Members
Recommended Ages: All (mature youth welcome)
Physical Demand: [2]

Saturday, October 2; 1-3 pm

Let the beauty of nature at Prescott Farm inspire you as you create a seasonal painting. Tom Hitchcock, President of the Lakes Region Art Association, will guide you at any level of painting ability to walk away with a piece of art that you love.

Choose from pencil drawing or acrylic ink. Supplies will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Organic Gardening Series
Throughout the growing season, we will meet monthly to discuss your observations, questions, and tips for the weeks ahead while using the Learning Garden at Prescott Farm as an example. One Tuesday evening each month (6:30- 8 pm) through the growing season:

October 5

Cost: $12 (Free for Members)
Recommended Ages: All
Physical Demand: [4]

REGISTER for Organic Gardening SeriesClick Here

Special thanks to our business partner and Organic Gardening sponsor, Belknap Landscape!

Family & Friends Fun Days sponsored by New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation

Join us for fun, games, learning and exploration in every season of the year! (In order to make this opportunity available to a wider range of groups, please select only one program (AM or PM) per date.)
Recommended Ages: Kids (with Adult)

Group Hike: Sat, November 6, 10-12 pm
Our educator will lead you on a fun hike around Prescott Farm. Along the way, you will stop at some cool landmarks, play fun trail games, and complete challenges.

Getting Ready for Winter: Sat, November 6, 1-3 pm
There is a chill in the air and animals are busy getting ready for winter. Who sticks around, who sleeps through, and who heads south for a sunny vacation? We will explore all the options!

Recommended Ages: Kids (with Adult)


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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