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Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Monarch caterpillar

Maple Sugaring (PreK-1)

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

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1

Price:

Program cost depends on number of students and length of program. Mass Audubon charges a flat fee per group of 15 students ("sub-group"). Maximum of 6 sub-groups of 15 students or 90 total students. Entry fees to certain field trip locations not included. Please contact us for a direct quote.

Learning Standards Supported:

  • PreK-ESS3-1 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - how humans use local resources

  • PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs

  • K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food

  • K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time

  • 1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].