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School Programs

Maple Syruping

Illinois Science Standards »

Available in March.

Students learn how trees turn water, the sun’s energy and air into sap. Then it’s into the sugar bush to practice drilling and watch the sap flow. A stop at the evaporator shows how sap becomes syrup. For in-person field trips, everyone gets a chance to compare sap and taste real Ryerson maple syrup.

FIELD TRIP Grades 4–12

1–1.5 Hours

Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods

Pricing: 

  Resident Non-Resident
Age 4–Grade 6 (1 Hour) $55 $91
Grade 7–12 (1.5 Hours) $65 $101

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP Grades K–5

Runs 30-45 minutes.

Pricing: Groups must attend the same program on the same date.

  Resident Non-Resident
Group One $30 $60
Each Additional Group $20 $30
Gateways Grants-elgible Schools $20  
Gateways Grants-elgible Schools Additional Group $10  

SELF-GUIDED FIELD TRIP Grades 4–12

Runs at your groups pace, or timeframe. Suggested time 1 Hour.

Ryerson Conservation Area, Riverwoods

Pricing: Max of 20 per group.

  Resident Non-Resident
Per a Group $25 $50

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