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Cope Environmental Center to Begin Maple Syrup Programs for Schools

Feb 26, 2013 - Mar 15, 2013

Cope Environmental Center, a non-profit offering various environmental education programs for school groups, is offering its maple syrup programs February 26h through March 15th, 2013.  Teachers of all grades are invited to sign their classes up to learn about the inner workings of trees and how maple syrup is made—meeting some science and social science standards for grades 1-6.

 Program costs are $5.00 per student (minimum group fee of $75.00) which includes a sample of maple syrup from trees at the Cope Environmental Center.  Free admission is offered to a required one adult for every eight students (admission for each additional adult is $4.00). Duration of the tour is approximately two hours.

Not only will students study the inner parts of trees to discover how maple syrup is made, but they will also learn how seasonal changes affect them and why they are important to humans.  An interview with an Early American settler and a Native American is included to inform students of the history of maple syrup.  Along with this, students will view the process of making maple syrup in the CEC Sap House and are invited to sample the finished product.

 

When:Tuesday, February 26th- Friday, March 15th

What:  A school program to learn about trees and the maple syrup-making process

Where:  Cope Environmental Center, 4910 Shoemaker Rd., Centerville, IN, 47330

Contact:  Aubrey Blue, A.Blue@CopeEnvironmental.Org, (765) 855-3188

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