MFNC Children’s Outing – Maple Syrup From The Tree to The Jar
Event Date: Sunday 19 March Start Time: 10:00 am.
Meeting Location: Kinburn location will be confirmed with registrants
This temperature dependant outing (the sap has to be running) is for Members with their children/grandchildren. We would like to keep the numbers manageable so please, a maximum two adults with a family of children (i.e. not grandma, grandpa, mom, dad and Auntie May etc.) This outing is for the kids. If a second adult is required for care of the little ones, they need not be a member.
Trip Rating: 3/5 Walking in woods – no groomed trails, late Winter/early Spring conditions, cold, snow, ice, mud and uneven terrain. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear (hats, coats, gloves, warm boots with good grips) for the conditions that we may find. A sled to pull the little ones might be in order. Walking sticks for those of us who may be a little balance challenged.
This is an outing to a private sugar bush. A liability waiver to protect the property owner must be signed and brought with you in order to attend. These will be sent to those registered. We will cross the road from our parking location to the Maple Sugar Bush property where we will see how the sap is collected and our host will answer any questions the kids have (I guess the grownups can ask some too – LOL).
From the woods where the sap is collected, we will return to our vehicles for a 2 minute drive to where the sap is boiled to see the process and get all our questions answered. I am also informed that there may even be some syrup for sale.
A note about Covid: While COVID restrictions have eased, you are still asked to maintain physical distancing. Please bring and wear a mask where physical distancing is not possible. Please do not come if you are ill (with any virus), have come in contact with someone who is ill (with any virus) or has tested positive for Covid 19 or has been told to isolate. Please check this on behalf of the children you are bringing. Notification of cancellation as soon as possible would be appreciated.
During the two weeks after attending a field trip: If you experience any COVID symptoms or you test positive for COVID-19, please notify the Field Trip Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org so that other participants may be informed of their potential exposure. Your confidentiality will be respected.
Registration is limited and first come first served so please register ASAP at email@example.com but by no later than Wednesday March 15 and include the full names of those you wish to register.
Confirmation emails will be sent. Please do not assume you are registered if you have not received and email.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
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