Have you ever wondered how maple syrup is made from maple trees? Visit the Boston Nature Center's maple sugaring operation during this magical time as winter turns to spring and learn all about maple sugaring! Experience first-hand how trees make sap and the process needed to create syrup! Participants will learn how to tap a maple tree; learn how tree functions change through the seasons; observe tools used by Native Americans, Colonial farmers, and today's workers; and savor the different tastes of maple sap and syrup! This program is only offered in February and March.
Field trips are 2 hour guided programs led by Teacher Naturalists and are held outdoors. Schools are welcome to extend the field trip with an outdoor picnic lunch/snack and a visit to the nature play area. School groups are divided into groups of 15 students with 1 Teacher Naturalist.
Field Trip prices are a sliding scale:
First Group of 15 Students:
Each Additional Group of 15 Students:
Field Trip Fees are based on a Sliding Scale (see above).
10% Discount for a Series of programs (3 or more).
20% Discount for non-concurrent programs done on the same day, in the same location.
Additional fee for off-site locations: Tier 1 - $50 / Tier 2 - $75 / Tier 3 - $100