Tapping the trees at the School Fores

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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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