Maple Syrup Program - NVCA

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​​​Maple Syrup Season a​t Tiffin

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of spring with your students through ​a virtual tour of the sugar bush at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation!

Spencer sugar bush.jpg ​​​The Sweet Tas​​te of Spring... Virtually!

Join us for a virtual tour of a working sugar bush that demonstrates the indigenous, pioneer and modern-day methods of maple syrup production. Our Maple Syrup Virtual Program includes:

  • A 20 minute live tour on Google Meet with a sugar bush educator going through the stations, and answering questions. 
  • A 10 minute pre-recorded tour of the modern day sugar shack. This video will be sent a few days prior to your live virtual event with grade specific, maple inspired activities for your class.

Program Fees and Options 

If your school is too far to visit the Tiffin Centre during a 'normal' school year, consider having your students join us virtually at a discounted price so we can bring our Sugar Bush to your classroom.​

Maple Syrup Virtual Program - $25 ($20 for far awa​y schools)

This 20 minute lesson shows students how maple sap is turned into maple syrup through various methods developed over the centuries. 10 minute pre-recorded video and resources sent prior to the live tour.

Add an additional 15 Minutes Live Time - $20

NVCA’s environmental educators provide an in-depth look at tree ecology, and include a demonstration of how to tap trees. Geared to Grade 2—4 students.

Add ‘ Borrow a Book Walk’ - $20 rental fee  + $20 delivery fee +$20 pickup fee = $60

Themed books that have been taken apart and laminated so that students walk on a course around the school or in nearby green spaces and read 1 page at each stop along the way. Books returned with unrepairable damage will require a $10 fee per damaged page to replace.

Please note that delivery is only available within 25 km of the Tiffin Centre for Conservation. Delivery/pick up fees are waived if books are picked up/dropped off at Tiffin OR combined with the purchase of a syrup order over $50.​