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Maple Syruping

MapleSyrupingAge 4–Grade 12, Illinois Learning Standards 12A, 17A
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Students learn how trees turn water, the sun's energy and air into sap. Then it’s into the sugarbush to practice drilling and watch the sap flow. A stop at the evaporator shows how sap becomes syrup. Everyone gets a chance to compare sap and taste real Ryerson Woods maple syrup.



This program is held at Ryerson Woods throughout March.


Age 4–Grade 6: $53 ($91 nonresident) 1 hour
Grades 7–12: $63 ($101 nonresident) 1.5 hours

Concurrent programs are available.


Reservations are taken by phone at 847-968-3321. Make reservations now—plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs. Learn more »

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