Friday, March 16, 2012

Maple Syrup Days

Our homeschool group took a field trip to McCloud Nature Park to learn about maple syrup production.

At the start, the kids were read the 20 something ingredients contained in artificial maple syrup.

"Here, you read this. There's only one ingredient here: 'maple syrup.'"

The kids were shown how to identify a maple tree and taught about the process of inserting a spial.

Clara tried her hand at drilling.

The kids were also taught about how the Native Americans processed tree sap into coarse sugar.

They tried a sample of sugar made from maple sap.

They guide who explained the sugar shack processing was awesome.

Clara was thrilled to learn she could sample some raw sap and also some diluted syrup to compare it.

Sophia also gets to sample it. They were also thrilled that they could eat some maple candy!

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1 comment:

Catherine said...

How fun!