This resource was created by Abigail Schmid 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's your favorite thing to add to a short stack of pancakes? What about waffles? Is it a pat of butter? Sweet and sticky honey? Or the classic, maple syrup? This yummy gooey substance comes from sugar maple tree sap. You might just have sugar maple trees right in your yard or at your favorite local park. The first step to collecting sap to make into syrup is to tap a sugar maple tree! This resource tells you how to tap, what tools are used, and what the conversion process looks like. Did you know that you need 40 gallons of sap to get just one gallon of syrup?