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Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center Announces Maple Sugaring Programs
March 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center Announces Maple Sugaring Programs for Schools, Groups and Scouts
Each year the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center conducts tours of its Maple Sugaring site in Marshalls Creek in February and March for schools, scouts, homeschoolers, and other interested groups. This is a great opportunity to learn about maple sugaring which has been going on in our area for hundreds of years. Two-hour tours include stops at stations providing information on the history of maple sugaring, which dates back to the Native Americans, the evaporating process that we use today and provides the groups with the opportunity to tap a maple tree whose sap will be used in the 2019 maple syrup production. Also shown are methods of collecting maple sap, and finally, the cooking process that produces the sweet maple syrup. Dates this year for organized groups (including students, scouts and any organization) have been set for Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 8, 2019. Cost: $4/per participant and scheduling is done on a first-come, first-serve basis.
We will be sponsoring a special day in the Sugarbush for Scouts on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Programs can be scheduled between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and are open to any level of scouts and their families. The day will feature a tour of the Sugarbush including stops to learn about Native American and early pioneer methods of making maple syrup, our evaporator process and methods of identifying and tapping a maple tree. After the tour, everyone will get a chance to taste some of our syrup on freshly made pancakes. Cost: $6/adult, $4/scouts and children under 12. Pre-registration is required for your group to reserve a spot by Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Additional information may be obtained by calling (570) 629-3061, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit our website at www.mcconservation.org for more programs we offer.