We invite students of all ages to visit the sugarbush to engage in experiential learning, community-building, and stewardship. Student field trips to the Oregon Maple Project are free, though donations are appreciated. Groups visit for 3-4 hours, learning about the science of sugaring, working on the maple farm, hearing stories, tasting syrup, drawing, and writing. We spend all of our time outdoors, no matter the weather, so visitors are asked to come prepared with proper footwear and clothing. Peak sugaring season is usually in January and February, but sap runs are unpredictable. We might also be boiling in December or March. We welcome visits throughout the school year, because work and wonders never cease in the sugarbush.
If you are an educator interested in scheduling a field trip and incorporating Bigleaf Maple sugaring into your curriculum, please contact Eliza.