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Trees in Winter and Maple Sugaring at Kensington Metropark - Session II

Sat Feb 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Kensington Metropark Nature Center Map
Council Event, Event, Outdoor Education
Adult, Brownie, Daisy, Cadette, Junior, Ambassador, Senior

Discover the science and history of maple sugaring!

Identifying a tree is harder once the leaves are off, but Girl Scouts will find out what to look for as we explore our 9-acre sugar bush in search of maple trees to tap. After tapping a tree, we will explore how maple sugaring has changed over time as we visit Native American and pioneer sugaring camps, and then stop by the Sugar Shack to see syrup made on a small-scale modern evaporator.

Girl Scouts will see, touch, and taste as they achieve a higher level of understanding and respect toward the environment and the contributions of Native American people.

Cost: $8 per person

Registration deadline: February 10 (or sooner if event reaches capacity). No full or partial refunds will be available after this date.

Refunds for cancellations (minus a 25% cancellation fee) are available when requested in writing (email is acceptable) no later than 15 days in advance of the event date. After this, no refunds of any amount will be issued. Refunds will not be made in the case of alterations in activities due to weather, early release of a participant, or loss of time for medical behavioral reasons.

For questions about programming, please contact Liz Bruer at For questions or problems registering, please contact the helpdesk at or at 1-800-482-6734 option 3.