It may sound sappy, but there’s magic in our trees at this time of year! A short walk into a deciduous forest in late winter can quickly become a sticky situation. Join Irvine’s naturalists for an outdoor hike-n-learn that is sure to be in great taste. Along the way, you’ll learn to identify maple trees and why this is peak season for collecting their sap. Practice using a hand drill to experience how trees are tapped and check the buckets where sap is collected. Then explore how the process of turning clear watery liquid into everyone’s favorite breakfast condiment has changed through time–from wooden tools and heated stones to the kettle system over an open fire to today’s evaporators and hydrometers. You’ll even get a taste of this liquid gold as a reward for all the hard work. Four public sessions to choose from.
Saturday, February 12 – sold out!
10:00 – 11:30AM OR 1:00 – 2:30PM
Sunday, February 20 – sold out!
10:30 – 12:00PM OR 1:00 – 2:30PM
Great for all ages (children under 3 FREE) $10 per participant
Space is Limited – Click to Reserve Your Spot
Dress for the weather, as this program is entirely outdoors.