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Bank of New Hampshire Supports Field Trips at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center


Laconia, New Hampshire – May 8, 2024 – Remember the excitement, knowledge, memories and impact a school field trip brought? Us too! While rewarding to student education, field trips require funding, which can sometimes be scarce. Recognizing the importance of experiences outside of the classroom, Bank of New Hampshire is proud to support Prescott Farm Environment Education Center with a $5,000 donation to expand field trip opportunities.

Prescott Farm is dedicated to providing 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. Since 1997, they have helped awaken appreciation for nature and concern for the environment in thousands of program participants with a wide range of programs designed to preserve and pass down knowledge and skills that encourage an understanding of the natural systems that sustain us all and respect for the environment.

Each year, Prescott Farm hosts field trips for schools throughout New Hampshire, with innovative topics and programs available year-round. These include topics like animal tracking, Maple Sugaring, garden-to-table and orienteering. They have designed their school programs to supplement curriculum, aligning them with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and NH Social Studies Frameworks. These programs provide quality experiences that enhance and reinforce what students are learning in school.

“We’re so grateful to Bank of New Hampshire for helping to make off-site learning opportunities at Prescott Farm available to students from schools throughout New Hampshire,” said Jude Hamel, Executive Director of Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. “Our field trip programs provide hands-on experiences in nature that can spark a love of learning and inquiry in any child. This is so often a different experience for learners and especially for kids who may not excel in a classroom setting.”

Bank of New Hampshire is excited about this partnership as we aspire to remain an independent mutual financial institution, delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service, while assisting our employees, customers and communities to build brighter futures.

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit BNH.Bank

Photo Caption: Jillian Rolfe, Laconia Assistant Banking Officer Manger for Bank of New Hampshire (left) and Janna Thompson, Assistant Vice President – Laconia Banking Office Manager for Bank of New Hampshire (right) present a $5,000 check to Jude Hamal, Executive Director of Prescott Farm