February 17, 2015
Experience traditional maple tapping and the making of maple syrup in all its stages at our Syrup Tree and Silver Dollar Brunch. This family favorite takes place during several hour and a half sessions from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22.
Families will start their adventures with a hike down to the Arboretum’s tapped sugar maple tree to see firsthand how sap flows from the tree and is collected.
“After traveling down the trail, kids will learn how to drill into a tree and take turns practicing with a tool on a fallen log,” said Laura Kamedulski , Children’s Garden program coordinator. “Kids can also work up an appetite as they experience how hard transporting heavy sap used to be to gain insight into the history of the syrup-making process.
The adventure will end with brunch, including pancakes, sausages, fruit, a special maple treat and beverages. The Syrup Tree and Silver Dollar Brunch is suitable for families with children 2 and older. It is $18 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Fee includes Arboretum admission.
For more information or to register, visit mortonarb.org/calendar.
About The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum on 1,700 acres. Plant collections, scientific research and education programs support the mission to plant and conserve trees and other plants for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world. Throughout natural landscapes are specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails and nine miles of roads. Other offerings include tree-focused events, activities and services for adults, children, professionals and communities. The Arboretum welcomes more than 800,000 visitors annually and serves 34,000 member households. Located 25 miles west of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois, the Arboretum is open daily 7 a.m. until sunset. Learn more at www.mortonarb.org.
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