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Community Science Project – Maple Season


Maple season is starting at the Nature Center and this year we are expanding a community science project we began last year. We are currently monitoring sugar content of the sap from our maple trees and looking for signs of the local yellow-bellied sapsuckers feeding on the maples. This community science project will help us determine the age and health of the trees in our sugarbush as well as shed some light on if sapsuckers know which trees are the sweetest.  


This community science project is specifically for volunteers ages 13-18. Groups will be available to meet each Monday and Friday in February from 4:30p-5:30p.  Students can attend as many of the community science dates as they would like. However, all students interested in participating in this service learning opportunity must sign up using the link below. 


Important information to note: 


  • Our Covid protocols require no more than 8 students in a group so spaces for each date are limited. 

  • Face masks must be worn by staff and volunteers at all times. 

  • This opportunity takes place outdoors, and off-trail so sturdy footwear and warm clothing are strongly recommended! 

  • If your environmental or biology club members would like to attend together as a group, please contact me. We’re happy to add an additional group if staff and space are available. 


Community Science Team Volunteer Application

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