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. 


Homemade Soaps 

Soapmaking 101 
Saturday, October 1; 10 am-12 pm
Saturday, November 5; 10 am-12 pm

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

Layered Soap 
Saturday, December 3; 10 am-12 pm

We will cover the basics of soapmaking using the hot process, and participants will have the option of layering their soap with different colors, scents, and textures. Each participant will take home about 10 bars of seasonally scented soap to enjoy..

Recommended Ages: Adults
Physical Demand: [1]
Cost: $50 (Non-Members); $25 for Members


Wild Mushroom Walks

In-Depth Saturday, October 1; 10 am-1 pm

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.

Recommended ages: Adults
$40 per person ($30 for members)
Physical demand: [5]


Foraging

Acorn Foods Saturday, October 1; 1-3 pm

Acorns from oak trees are vital food for many animals. But did you know that the mighty oak tree can even produce food for us? Join us as we learn about harvesting and processing acorns and make recipes such as candied acorns and acorn bread.

Recommended ages: Adults
$12 per person (FREE for Members)
Physical demand: [2]


Moonlight Tours 

Saturday, October 8; 5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 8; 4-6 pm
Wednesday, December 7; 4-6 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, habits of nocturnal animals, and testing your own night vision abilities.

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


Sow & Grow Gardening 

Alternating Tuesdays; 9-10 am
Tuesdays, October 4 & 18

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.

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


Polliwogs

Please note: Polliwogs registration structure will change starting is September. Families can sign up for Polliwogs and attend any 6 of the 9 sessions! Member cost: $12 Nonmember cost: $24 (After 6 sessions, individual dates may be purchased for $2 (members) or $4 (nonmembers).

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

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

Please note: Polliwogs registration structure will change starting is September. Families can sign up for Polliwogs and attend any 6 of the 9 sessions! Member cost: $12 Nonmember cost: $24 (After 6 sessions, individual dates may be purchased for $2 (members) or $4 (nonmembers).

 


Tractor & Wagon Tour

Fields & Meadows Saturday, October 8; 11 am-12 pm
Climb up and relax on our tractor-pulled wagon ride, as you embark on a guided, natural history tour of our meadows. Watch for hawks and songbirds soaring overhead. Learn how animals such as deer, bears, songbirds, and turkeys depend on our open fields for food and shelter

Recommended ages: Multigenerational
$12 per person (FREE for members)
Physical demand: [1]


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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