First Grade Taps Into Fun at Dutch Hill Farms

On Monday, 22 and Tuesday, October 23, 2018, #SASCS elementary first graders trekked to Dutch Hill Maple Farms in Tully, NY where #SASAtoms learned about the process of making maple syrup. Students began their morning with a hike up to the sugar maple trees. From there, they learned about tapping trees for sap and were able to explore the machines that help with the syrup making process. The field trip ended with maple syrup and maple cream taste testing, and #SASAtoms were then given a jug of syrup to take home. (Thank you, Dutch Hill!)

Some of the takeaways students had from the field trip were that 6,000 maple trees are used to make syrup per season, and it takes 40 gallons of sap to make only 1 gallon of maple syrup! Teaching our #SASAtoms about the food system is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.

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