Maple Syrup Workshop: The Sweet Taste of Success

february, 2022

19feb11:00 am1:00 pmFeaturedMaple Syrup Workshop: The Sweet Taste of SuccessInstitute for American Indian Studies11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Details

Thursday, February 19th @ 11:00am and 1:00pm

As the days get warmer, but the nights remain cold, it’s the right condition for maple sugaring! Native Americans were the first people to use the gifts of the maple tree to produce maple syrup and sugar. As a precursor to our annual Maple Sugar Festival on March 5, join IAIS Educator and Ecologist Susan Scherf for a sweet workshop in which participants will learn about how maple syrup production has changed over time, and how they can get started on their own. Topics and activities will include tree identification, different techniques for collecting and boiling sap, how to prepare for tree tapping season, and the impacts of climate change on maple syrup production. Tap into a sweet tradition by helping to make traditional sumac spiles. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required, please visit to register through Eventbrite. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected].


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm