Progressive Ed Moments | The Sweet Tradition of Making Syrup at The Orchard School
It’s that time of the year again at The Orchard School.
The smell of a bonfire floods the hallways. The sugar shack acts as a temporary math and science classroom. And students are immersed in a nearly century-old tradition of tapping maple trees at Orchard.
Students have completed phase one, which includes temperature checks, identifying maple trees, measuring the circumference of trees, using a brace and bit, collecting, and boiling.
Phase two includes collecting, debriefing, and most importantly, the Alumni Heritage Association Pancake Breakfast. This year’s community event will be held on Sunday, March 1st. Tickets are available now!
Keep scrolling to see photos and learn more about the process behind making maple syrup.