Prescott Farm Welcomes Mary Doyle
New Environmental Educator will add expertise across a wide range of program areas
LACONIA – When Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center opened its doors in 1997, the aim of the non-profit was to use hands-on education techniques to teach about the wonders of the natural world. In the 24 years since, tens of thousands of Lakes Region residents and visitors to Prescott Farm have made meaningful connections to nature and wildlife, food and gardening, as well as New Hampshire crafts and customs.
These programs have all been made possible because of the knowledge and teaching skills of a dedicated group of educators. The most recent addition to this team is Environmental Educator Mary Doyle.
A native of Bay City, Michigan, Mary has studied with Tom Brown’s Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School; the Wilderness Awareness School; and 8 Shields. She has a B.A. in English from Alma College; a B.S. in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University; and an M.ED. in Curriculum & Instruction from Plymouth State University.
Mary has worked as a classroom teacher and environmental educator in private and public schools as well as non-profit organizations. She is also a NH certified ELA teacher.
A student of nature, Mary enjoys helping people of all ages connect with the natural world. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to Prescott Farm’s efforts to promote sustainability, regeneration, and cooperation.
“I hope to share what I have learned and contribute to the Prescott Farm team in whatever ways I can,“ she said.
When not at Prescott Farm, Mary lives on an old farm with her husband John and daughter Joanna. She loves gardening, cross country skiing, listening to the birds, practicing qigong and “discovering and sharing nature’s stories”.
Jude Hamel, Executive Director, is thrilled to have Mary join the education staff. “She brings the right experience and expertise to our already established nature-based programs. And beyond that, Mary has passion and knowledge in areas that will allow us to expand our programs even further.”
For information on Prescott Farm Environmental Educational Center go to prescottfarm.org
Prescott Farm is a nonprofit 501c3 dedicated to environmental education and preservation. For more than twenty years, Prescott Farm has been a destination for people of all ages to learn about New Hampshire wildlife, ecology, natural history and cultural history through hands-on public programs and service learning opportunities in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. It is a designated wildlife viewing area with over 160 acres of idyllic farmland, forest and pastures open daily, year-round to the public including more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails, heritage gardens, and a Natural PlayScape, as well as Fledglings Nature-Based Preschool and WildQuest summer and vacation camps. For more information about Prescott Farm and all of its programming and ways to help, please visit www.prescottfarm.org.
Prescott Farm – exploring and preserving the natural world, one adventure at a time.
July 2, 2021 Contact: Phoebe VanScoy-Giessler
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