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Maple Sugaring Workshop
February 22, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Groundwork Somerville Maple Syrup Project Coordinator will be attending this workshop sponsored by Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom. Contact us if you want to go and want to carpool from Somerville!
Titled “Keeping Your Classroom Fresh and Growing”, the workshop will focus on Maple Sugaring with activities for the classroom. The $30 fee includes lunch and all materials. Ten Professional Development Points are provided with accompanying classroom activity.
During the winter break, spend Tuesday, February 22 at the Warren Farm & Sugar House in North Brookfield. Over morning coffee and treats learn about maple sugar history, Native American traditions and changes from Colonial times to today with owners Jan & Dale Wentworth. There will also be information on current threats to maple trees from hglobal warming and the Asian long-horned beetles, and how their potential effects daily life and economic aspects in New England. Following a unique maple lunch, we’ll spend the afternoon out-of-doors, exploring the sugaring operation and sugar house. You will assist with tubing installation and tap a tree, make maple candy and try out other hands-on activities to use in the classroom. Bring warm clothes and boots. Middle and high school teachers encouraged.