Maple Syrup

Facility: Bruce's Mill Conservation Area
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Program Levels:
ESL, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6
Course Types:
Day Visit

Enjoy early Spring’s sweetness! Learn how to identify maple trees and how they are tapped for sap. Compare past and present methods of maple syrup making.

Come and learn about a fabulous Canadian tradition. This popular program includes hands-on learning about the history of syrup making from Aboriginal to Modern day times. Students will learn the equipment used, forest management practices and cooking procedures of this sustainable resource. Along the trail to the sugar bush, learn how sap is produced and flows within the tree, how to identify maple trees, and how farmers tap their trees for sap.