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Maple Sugaring Time

Posted by: Rhonda March 3, 2020

The environmental problems that confront the next generation are severe. The future of our planet depends on the degree to which our children are made environmentally aware, respectful of the earth, and protective of its invaluable resources.

The best way to do this is by giving children, at the earliest possible age, opportunities to develop an emotional connection with the natural world. As educator David Sobel writes, “We must give children a chance to love the earth before we ask them to save it.”

Here in the Northeast, “Sugaring Time” ticks all the boxes. It’s fun, but hard work too. It fosters teamwork and it combines the educational disciplines of chemistry, physics, and biology in one single sublime sensory experience that children will never forget. Does your climate offer an experience that’s comparable?

Watch and learn how the Randolph School incorporates Maple Sugaring into its curriculum here.