Canada’s indigenous populations have been producing maple syrup for centuries. Come learn about the history and the latest practices in this fun (and delicious) project!

You’ll get to make syrup, snow taffy, maple-mountains, bark and leaf rubbings. If you don’t know what these things are, you’re in for a treat. We’ll also use maple syrup in tasty recipes and brainstorm new ways to market it.

In this project, you’ll learn:

  • The three stages of production
  • How to identify the best syrup trees
  • Different methods of tapping trees and their pros and cons
  • How to turn sap into syrup
  • Delicious recipes that use maple syrup

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