School Program | Maple Sugaring (2-4)

The School Maple Sugaring program is designed to allow students a firsthand experience in the delicious tradition of maple sugaring. Field Teachers lead outdoor walks to observe trees and wildlife in late winter, and to see and taste sap as it's being collected. We end the tour with a visit to our sugarhouse to see just how sap changes to maple syrup and a sweet sample of our fresh syrup.

Two-hour program program option includes a longer nature walk on trails to investigate the survival strategies and adaptations of winter wildlife.

Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Program Location(s):

Ipswich River, Topsfield


2, 3, 4


  • Flat Rate per hour per student field group up to 15 students: 1st Group Additional Groups 1.0 hours: $130 $100 2.0 hours: $180 $150

Curriculum Frameworks:

2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

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