PPL Montour Preserve
700 Preserve Road
Maple Sugaring at PPL Montour Preserve
February 23, 2012 – March 4, 2012
MAPLE SUGARING OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, March 4
Noon to 4 p.m.
Environmental Education Center
Presented by: Preserve Staff
Programs begin on the hour (noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.) in our Environmental Education Center with a talk and film featuring the natural and cultural history of making maple sugar. Afterward, a short walk through Goose Woods takes you to the Sugar Shack to experience the sights, sounds and scents of maple sugaring. Join us for this family experience and follow the sugaring process from sap to syrup. Scouts, 4-H and other groups are welcome to attend either day. Plan to arrive on the hour at the Environmental Education Center auditorium to enjoy the entire sugaring program. Outdoor demonstrations end at 4 p.m. Maple products will be available for purchase at the Sugar Shack. For your comfort, we suggest you dress for the weather and a short walk outdoors.
MAPLE SUGARING PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS
Maple sugaring programs will be offered for schools Tuesday through Friday (except the first week), Feb. 23 through March 11. Schools and home school groups can contact Montour Environmental Preserve at 570-437-3131 to schedule a program. Please provide your name and school, number and grade(s) of students, approximate time of arrival and contact phone number. Registration begins Jan. 5.
Each maple sugaring program lasts about two hours. Program participants should be kindergarten age or older. Minimum group size is 10. Dress for the weather time outdoors.