Learn Something Sweet in March with “Tap Into Maple”
Upcoming Training: Maple Sugaring – Saturday, February 13, 2021; 10 am – 2 pm
Would you like to be more involved in maple sugaring at Prescott Farm? In this in depth training you will learn the basics – everything from tree ID to the correct consistency of the finished maple syrup – while we prepare our sugarhouse and trees for the upcoming sugaring season. Put your new knowledge into practice as a volunteer during our Tap into Maple programs in March. On these days, you will keep the fire going and monitor sap boiling, carry sap to the sugar house, and assist our educators with other aspects of the program.
Please note: The February 13 training is full; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the waiting list.
$10 (FREE for Members)
Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Join us every Saturday in March to experience an old-fashioned New England tradition — making maple syrup! From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, you will participate hands-on in every step of the syrup making process. Our environmental educators will help you build tree ID skills, learn the parts of a tree and their functions, use measuring tools to find an appropriate tree to tap, use historical and modern tree tapping tools, learn the history of maple sugaring including Native American legends, and discover the math and chemical/physical science in the boiling process.
The program involves a 20 minute walk to our Sugar House with an uphill hike back after the program. Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes or traction cleats will be provided as needed—bring your own if you have them!
Saturdays in March! (3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27)
90 minute programs begin at 10:00; 11:00; 12:00; 1:00; and 2:00.
Preregistration highly recommended
Recommended Ages: All
Physical Demand: 
New in 2021! Sugar & Snow
Sat, April 3 (1-3 pm)
As the month of maple sugaring concludes at Prescott Farm, come back to the sugar house as we finish boiling sap, learn different ways to enjoy maple syrup, and enjoy a sweet treat.