Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
For over 11 years Prescott Farm has been offering their Maple Sugar Madness programs to school groups and the public during the month of March. On Saturdays, March 3-31 the public is invited to come and take part in this 1.5 hour program. Available program times include; 10:00-11:30am, 12:00-1:30pm and 2:00-3:30pm. All that attend will get to experience an old-fashioned New England tradition – making maple syrup!
From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, you will have hands-on participation in every step of the syrup making process. Our environmental educators will help you to build tree ID skills and learn the parts of a tree and their functions, use measuring tools to find an appropriate tree to tap, use historical and modern tree tapping tools, learn the history of maple sugaring including Native American legends, and discover the math and chemical/physical science in the boiling process. The program also involves a 20 minute walk to our Sugar House, please note that you will be hiking back up hill after the program. Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided as needed.
Prescott Farm offers year-round environmental education programs such as vacation camps for children ages 4-15, field trips for local schools, maple sugaring programs, and long-term Naturalist-in Residence programs with four local elementary Schools. The 160-acre historic family farm includes woodland and field trails, a “green” building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation, heritage gardens, and a forested pond.
Reservations are required, so please reserve your spot with us well in advance. Cost is $5/adult; $4/child age 4-12 for PFEEC Members and $8/adult; $7/child age 4-12 for Non-Members. Ages 3 and under are free! Reserve your spot today by calling 366-5695 or sending an email to email@example.com. Also, visit our website at www.prescottfarm.org to learn more about Maple Sugar Madness!