Tapping the trees at the School Fores

First graders learn about tapping maple trees with Claire Stein's help.

First graders at Greenfield Elementary learned about tapping maple trees and collecting maple sap last week during a visit to Giezendanner School Forest. Claire Stein explained how Native Americans and the early settlers used maple syrup as a sweetener and then went on to demonstrate how to tap a maple tree. Children helped insert the…

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