It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time!

It’s Maple Sugarin’ time at Hawthorn Hollow!

Come join us as we tap our sugar bush and take a journey back in time to discover the magic of maple sugaring during the month of March.

This program focuses on  The Sugar Maple  as an important part of Wisconsin’s heritage including the history, culture, art, and

science behind maple sugaring.

Through hands-on activities, students experience:

  • The arts and traditions of maple tree identification, tapping, collecting sap, and making syrup at the sugar house.
  • Explore the Native American traditions and techniques for making maple sugar.
  • Learn the history of Native American traditions and techniques for capturing, collecting and cooking of maple syrup.
  • Make their own sumac maple sugaring spile to take home.
  • Sample 100% pure maple syrup outside the sugaring house.


This is a 2 hour outdoor program. Students and chaperons should be dressed for the weather and wear warm coats, hats, mittens, and boots if the weather is cold.

Scheduling: We offer morning and afternoon sessions, Tuesday through Friday. Class size is limited to 10 – 30 students, and we can accommodate up to 60 students per session.
Grades: Tailored for grades K-5
Dates: March 7th – March 31st, 2020
Fee: $6 per student

Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core

  • PS1 Matter and its interactions
  • PS3 Energy
  • PS4 Technologies and Instrumentation
  • LS1 Structures and Processes Growth and development
  • LS2 Eco-systems; interactions, energy and dynamics
  • ESS2 Earth’s systems; The role of Water, weather and climate
  • ESS3 Earth and human activity; Natural resources, human impacts
  • M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M8
  • S1, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8
  • E1, E2, E3, E4, E7

To book a field trip email: TheHollow@hawthornhollow.orgIMG_8110_Snapseed
Or call: 262-552-8196

Space is limited and reservations are on a first come, first served basis.





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Adult/Family Classes

Hawthorn Hollow also offers adult and family Maple Sugaring classes on the Saturdays in March. For more information visit our Maple Sugarin’ Class page.

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