This resource was created by Von Scully and Kate Reilly.
January is the perfect time for new outdoor adventures and a refreshed sense of learning and discovery of our natural world. Need some inspiration to get started?
Thanks to the PreK to Grade 2 students at Weston Elementary School in Manville, New Jersey for sending along words to describe their visions of a winter experience at Duke Farms:
- Peaceful and calm
- Green… but also snowy
- Cold and “brrrr” - so be active!
- Glistening, glimmering, and bright
- And most importantly - happy.
If you are still making the decision to go outside to explore, the winter world awaits your curiosity.
What do root vegetables and maple trees have in common? They're tasty, that's for sure! Root vegetables and sugar maple tree sap both get sweeter are the temperatures get chillier. Root vegetables are designed to be energy storage of plants - they're full of glucose and starch. What does that mean? They're sweet! Not only that, but did you know that sugar maple trees aren't the only trees that produce sugary sap that can be boiled down into syrup? Birch and hickory trees also produce sap that contains enough sugar to be converted into a delicious treat for human consumption.