Local Love: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

Yesterday, my daughter and I started a new four week class at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. We heard about it at NH Literacy Day, and the class sounded like it was perfect for us!

Having never been there, or to a class like this, I didn’t really know what to expect. I was not disappointed. The grounds were beautiful, which I did expect. Flowers growing everywhere, birds nests and little critters running about in the woods – my little was loving it!

There were so many kids that we split into two groups, and our group teacher was excellent. So lively and animate with the kids, playing and teaching right to their level. This class was all about the signs of spring, so the activities centered around that.

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Doing some serious thinking waiting for story time!

We started off sitting outside for story time.The story was about a peeper frog who woke all the hibernating animals up for spring. Afterwards, we played a game where each kiddo got to pick a frog, and learn it’s call. Then we would hide in the woods making our frog call, and our matching team would seek us out! Then, we’d switch and have to find them.

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She picked a peeper frog and was very to happy to make their high pitched peep call!

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Hiding behind a big log.

I was happy already – combining hide & seek, outdoor play, and education? Yes! Can my little go to school here all the time?!

Next we moved on to the sparrow nests on the grounds, learning about how they build their nests, and keep their eggs safe. To help the birds build nests, our teacher handed out feathers to the kiddos and had them run into the field flapping their ‘wings’ and then throw the feather as high as they can so the sparrows can come pick them up for their nests.

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My little was a bit sad about having to give up her feather, but once she saw a sparrow nest up close and personal, and could actually see the feathers in the nest, she was fine to leave it for them!

After that we walked to through the flower gardens. My little adores flowers, so she was so excited to stop and smell everything. We ended the class with a flower scavenger hunt. Each kiddo got a card with a flower pictured on it, and had to find it’s match in the flower garden.

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My daughter made sure to let me know that this was her favorite part!

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Had to have a little lie-down while the flower scavenger hunt finished up!

We ended the day back inside having a snack we packed, and letting my little miss play with her new friends. It was such a great time, and I’m so excited for next week’s class which focuses on gardening!

 

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