Maple Syrup Workshop
Saturday, March 24th
1 - 3 PM @ Stokes Nature Center
Make your Saturday extra sweet by joining Stokes Nature Center for a fun, interactive workshop! We will be tapping trees and teaching how to turn tree sap into delicious syrup.
Participants will learn how to identify which trees to tap and when. Come and experience something new! Get acquainted with the best trees for syrup-making, practice your tapping skills, taste sap straight from the trunk, and discover the process of turning sap into syrup. We will also explore the history of tree tapping in the United States including Native American techniques and legends and discuss the health benefits of natural syrup as an alternative to processed sugar. Each participant will will have the chance to leave the workshop with their own tree tapping “spile”, and we will have a maple syrup tasting contest to see if your taste buds know the difference between local syrup and corn syrup!