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Maple Syruping


Age 4–Grade 6

Illinois Learning Standards

Available in March.

Students learn how trees turn water, the sun’s energy, and air into sap, and the sweet science behind turning that sap into real maple syrup.

Field Trip

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 maple syrup.

Location: Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods

Program Pricing Length Resident   Nonresident
Age 4–Grade 6 1 Hour $55 $91

For schools eligible for the Gateways Grant program, the program fee is waived and a transportation stipend is issued after the program date.

Virtual Program

Runs 30-45 minutes.

Available for Grade K–5.

Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
First Classroom $30 $60
Additional Classroom* $20 $30
Gateways Grant-Eligible Schools Resident   Nonresident
First Classroom $20 N/A
Additional Classroom* $10 N/A

*Groups must attend the same program on the same date.

Self-Guided Field Trip

Runs at your groups pace, or timeframe. Hands-on activies aid learning. Suggested timeframe is 1 hour.

Location: Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods

Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
Per a group of 20 $25 $50



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