LACONIA — For over 13 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 1-29 the public is invited to come and take part in this 1.5 hour program. Available program times include; 10-11:30 a.m., 12 noon-1:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. 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, guests will have hands-on participation in every step of the syrup making process. The center's environmental educators will help build tree ID skills and teach guests about 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, teach the history of maple sugaring including Native American legends, and reveal the math and chemical/physical science in the boiling process.
The program also involves a 20 minute walk to our Sugar House. Guests should wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided as needed.
Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools.
The 160 acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a "green" building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation (during the month of March), heritage gardens, and forested pond. Prescott Farm is open year round, seven days a week from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It is free to come and go for a hike or explore the "green" building!