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SLA Getting Sappy: The Art of Maple Syrup
February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Getting Sappy: The Art of Maple Syrup
Location: Meet at the Sugar Shack, located at the top left corner of Burleigh farm, 3.4 miles down Rout 113 from Holderness, NH. Click Here for a Google Map. (link is external)
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.
This Week’s Program:
Maple syrup may be a staple of a New England winter, but how much do you actually know about the process of transforming sap into syrup? Join the SLA as we explore both the process of and the culture surrounding maple sugaring while walking through an operational maple sugar farm.
Audience: All ages welcome.
What to Bring: Participants should bring appropriate clothing & extra layers, water, snacks, and snowshoes and/or micro-spikes depending on conditions. The SLA can provide snowshoes for up to six participants. Click here to view a list of SLA recommended gear for winter hiking.
This Week’s LRCC Guide:
Hi! My name is Adel Barnes and I’m originally from Seattle, Washington. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon, not Maine—but I’m excited to visit this other Portland I keep hearing about) where I received a B.S. in biology with a focus on microbiology, as well as minors in English and philosophy. This summer I completed my first year of AmeriCorps service with the college-access nonprofit, College Possible, and I’m ecstatic to be joining the LRCC-SLA team for my second year. I anticipate that this will be a year full of adventures and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to give back to our environment. In my free time, you’ll probably catch me reading science fiction, heading to the coast for some tide pooling, trying to find someone to play volleyball with, and/or listening to Queen.
Hi, my name is Kimberly Appleby and I am originally from Deland, Florida. I graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. I have always enjoyed being outdoors and love wildlife. This has led me to pursue a career in conservation. My undergraduate studies have further guided my interests towards studying ecology to minimize human impact to natural ecosystems. I also enjoy kayaking, hiking, photography, and being around animals. After an amazing summer of serving at the SLA, I am excited to return for the winter term and experience Squam during the winter months!
SLA’s Adventure Ecology Programs:
Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association’s mission. For more information about the SLA’s educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.