Sunday, March 10, 2013

Slopeside Syrup Visit

On Friday, March 8, Doug Brown from Slopeside Syrup visited our class.  He showed us pictures of his sugar house, tubing, and maple syrup.  Mr. Brown brought in some of his equipment and explained how he uses it.  We all went outside and learned how to identify a maple tree by the leaves and branches.  We particularly enjoyed helping to tap four trees in the woods behind our school.  Our class will be collecting sap and Mr. Brown will boil it down into maple syrup for us. 
Thank you Mr. Brown for a great visit.  We learned so much! 
This visit was arranged through the Farm to School program.  We would also like to thank Amy Gifford for setting up the visit.  What a wonderful opportunity for our students!