LACONIA — For over 15 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 4-25, the public is invited to come and take part in this 1.5 hour program. Available program times include; 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, participants will have hands-on participation in every step of the syrup making process. Prescott Farm's environmental educators will help participants 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 the Sugar House. Participants should wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided as needed.
Prescott Farm is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education and preservation which provides year-round environmental education programs for all ages and a place in the Lakes Region community that encourages curiosity, discovery, fun and connection to the natural world.
Space is limited, so reserve a spot with us well in advance. Cost is $10 ($8 members of Prescott Farm)/person with pre-registration; $12/person at the door. Ages 3 and under are free. Reservations can be made online at www.prescottfarm.org or by calling 366-5695.
Prescott Farm offers Maple Sugar Madness Saturdays in March. (Courtesy photo)