Maple Syrup

Time of Year: Late February to Early April

This uniquely Canadian activity has a very short season because it is dependent on weather conditions. In this activity, students will have an opportunity to tap trees, collect sap, observe First Nations and early settlers’ "boiling down" methods and see small-scale evaporation techniques. They will also get an opportunity to taste maple syrup made on site, from the previous year! All participants need to wear boots for this activity. Unfortunately, the Maple Syrup Bush is not wheelchair accessible.

Strands:

Science and Technology - Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants
Social Studies - Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, 1780 - 1850
Social Studies - People and Environments: Living and Working in Ontario

Post Visit Resource - Maple Syrup Journal