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Peabody Mill Environmental Center

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Peabody Mill Environmental Center
Area 1 - Large Upstairs Room off of Ramp Entrance
Area 2 - Lab Upstairs
Area 3 - Large Upstairs Room at Top of Indoor Staircase
Area 4 - Small Upstairs Classroom
Area 5 - Large Downstairs Room
Area 6 - Book Nook Downstairs
Area 7 - Small Downstairs Classroom
Area 8 - Screen Porch
Area 9 - Sawyer Cottage
Area 10 - Outdoors


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PMEC pond

Facility Information

66 Brook Road
Amherst, NH 03031
Phone: (603) 673-1141

General Information
The Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. Located at the end of Brook Road in Amherst, New Hampshire, the PMEC is directed by the Amherst Recreation Department.

Mission Statement:  
The mission of PMEC is to foster an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the natural world, by offering environmental, conservation, and science programs to all ages. PMEC strives to foster diligent stewardship of our environment so that future generations may inherit and continue to be inspired by the wonders of a protected and natural world.

There are many uses for PMEC including: 

Summer Day programs
Birthday Celebrations
Classroom nature programs
Monthly classes for home schoolers
Educational workshops for children and adults
Science and nature weekend programs
Provider of resources and programs that can be taken into area schools
Use by groups for educational purposes ie. seniors, art classes
Limited use for small meetings for supporting organizations
Assistance with scout troop badges

Please be advised: PMEC is a peanut & tree nut (cashews, walnuts, almonds and pecans) free facility.

Fee Schedule
PRICING:
 
Indoor Facility Rentals (hourly rates)  Resident Non-Resident 501(c)(3)
Whole Building   $100 $125 $100
Single Room  $30 $45 $30

  • 2-hour minimum for all rentals. 
  • 50% deposit due upon reservation approval. The full fee must be paid before the start of the reservation. Reservations are not finalized until the deposit is collected. 
  • No Fee for Town of Amherst Department use including commission meetings and board meetings.
  • Contact the Amherst Recreation Department for special pricing on recurring rentals.

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Reservations & Activities

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Program Event Teams Date Time
February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp February Vacation Camp (Daily and Weekly Options) Tuesday February 27, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Safe Sitter® Babysitting Training Course (Ages 11-15) Safe Sitter®- 1 Day Workshop February 27th, 2024 Tuesday February 27, 2024 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp February Vacation Camp (Daily and Weekly Options) Wednesday February 28, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp February Vacation Camp (Daily and Weekly Options) Thursday February 29, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp February Vacation Camp (Daily and Weekly Options) Friday March 1, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Spring Explorers- Afterschool Program Spring Explorers - Afterschool Program Wednesday March 6, 2024 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Nature's Playground Nature's Playground -March- Hibernation Thursday March 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
STEM Sleuthers STEM Sleuthers - (March) Hibernation Friday March 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature Quilts Monthly Sunday March 10, 2024 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Spring Explorers- Afterschool Program Spring Explorers - Afterschool Program Wednesday March 13, 2024 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Nature's Playground Nature's Playground -March- Hibernation Thursday March 14, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Afterschool Lego Adventures w/ Right Brain Curriculum March/April - Lego Adventures - Ready, Set, Le-go Thursday March 14, 2024 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
STEM Sleuthers STEM Sleuthers - (March) Hibernation Friday March 15, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Homeschool Science Classes Homeschool Science Class -Ages 5-7years - March Tuesday March 19, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Homeschool Science Classes Homeschool Science Class -Ages 8-10 years - March Tuesday March 19, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Spring Explorers- Afterschool Program Spring Explorers - Afterschool Program Wednesday March 20, 2024 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Nature's Playground Nature's Playground -March- Hibernation Thursday March 21, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Afterschool Lego Adventures w/ Right Brain Curriculum March/April - Lego Adventures - Ready, Set, Le-go Thursday March 21, 2024 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
STEM Sleuthers STEM Sleuthers - (March) Hibernation Friday March 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Early Release - PMEC Explorers Early Release - PMEC Explorers (March) Wednesday March 27, 2024 11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Early Release - PMEC Explorers Early Release - PMEC Explorers (4 month School Year Bundle) Wednesday March 27, 2024 11:30 AM - 02:30 PM