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January 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - March 8, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Narrows Reserve
What is sap? What does it do for trees? How did the Native Americans learn to turn it into sugar? What is a sugar camp? These questions and more will be answered as you hike along the Sugar Bush Trail learning all about the history of turning sap into delicious syrup. Groups of 8 or more can schedule a private tour of our sugar maple camp. The tour will end at our sugar camp where participants can see syrup as it is being made and get a free sample. There is no fee for this program. Tours need to be completed by 5pm.
Create family memories during this winter adventure! Maple sugaring excitement begins by hearing "drip, drip, drip" as the first droplets of sap go into your bucket. Bring your whole family to learn all about the history of maple sugaring. Along the way you will find out how to identify sugar maple trees in winter, take turns drilling a hole and tapping a spile. Then, your family will have a special bucket that can be checked throughout the season. Sap from the bucket will be cooked into syrup for the Pancakes in the Park event. Families who rent a bucket will receive a free breakfast for up to 4 people at the event.
January 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - March 7, 2019, 8:30 PM @ Greene County Media Room
Interested in learning about beekeeping? During this six week class series (one class per week starting Jan. 31st and ending March 7th), participants will learn everything from equipment (what is needed and what is not), setting up hives, bee pests, products of the hive and much more. Interested class participants will have the opportunity to order equipment from a major bee supply company (not required). Snow date: March 14th.
March 2, 2019, 8:00 AM - March 31, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Scout Dog Park
Do you like a challenge? Each month we will send you to a new location on a different scavenger hunt. Photos will be available on our Facebook page at the beginning of each month. Locate each place, or item depicted in the photos and take a selfie at each spot. Upload your photos to Facebook, tagging Greene County Parks & Trails or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prizes will be awarded to those who find all the items/locations in the photos'; staff will contact participants about prize pick-up.
March 2, 2019, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Russ Nature Reserve
Time to savor the sweet goodness of real maple syrup as it drips off of fresh, hot pancakes! Enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, maple syrup, and sausages while enjoying late winter in the park. After breakfast, join us for a tour to learn the history of maple sugaring and see how it is made. Local maple syrup and candies will be available for purchase. An inside look at upcoming Russ Nature Reserve renovations will also be available during the event.