Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie School Programs

Darke County Parks invites teachers to bring their classes out to the park for their favorite seasonal school program: “Nature’s Sweet Treat.” This program allows students to observe the process of turning sap into the sweetest of nature’s treats, maple syrup! Topics will cover the science behind maple syrup as well as the rich cultural history of maple sugaring. Students will have the option of trying some maple sugar and fresh maple syrup at the end of the program as well.

The program lasts for 60-90 minutes, and classes are welcome to eat their packed lunch before or after the program. The park is offering this program only between February 21st and February 28th, so be sure to call and register quickly before the spaces fill up. Call (937) 548-0165 and ask to speak to Robb for more information!

Did you know? The sap that flows out of the tree contains 98% water and only 2% sugar before it is boiled.