Plant Science Students Tap Local Maple Trees
Tapping the maple trees on campus is a project students in our Plant Science class do annually about this time of year. This year they have several taps; one in the Silver maple outside the admin offices, one in the Sugar maple on the northside of school, and one in the largest Norway maple on the southwest side of the school. The students are noting how the weather affects sap production as well as noting any differences in taste in sap between the different species of maple. Once they have collected enough sap students will take it home and boil it down into syrup. From there, hopefully the homemade maple syrup will make its way onto a stack of homemade pancakes.