Written by Maggie Caroompas

Last week, Homer Brink Elementary School in the Maine-Endwell School District completed the first step of their Maple Project! Students braved the cold to learn how to identify maple trees and the process of tapping the trees. They even got to taste the sap!

Over the next two months students will be learning how to track the temperature and see its effect on the amount of sap the trees produce. The sap will be taken to a local sugar shack and boiled down by families in the district to make maple syrup. One pint will be submitted to judged with syrups from across New York State. In April, the students will celebrate the end of the project and all of their hard work by enjoying a pancake breakfast with the syrup they all worked together to make.