Maple Sugaring Field Trips
    February 15, 2017 - 11:00 am

    Maple Sugaring:
    A collaborative field trip between the Pratt Nature Center and Great Brook Sugar House at Sullivan Farm.

    Program Length: Two Hours

    Program Description: Smell the Sugar. See the Steam. Students will gather around a campfire and listen to Native American and Colonial folklore and legend as they learn how we turn maple sap into the sweet treat we ALL love!
    We will travel through time to a Civil War Era flat pan before heading off into the sugar bush to tap a few maple trees.
    Students will use an auger and collect a bucket or two of sap. They will also see a demo of modern day tubing that is used to gather sap more efficiently. We will then get back on your bus and travel to Great Brook Sugar House to see a modern day Sugar House and evaporator. The field trip wouldn’t be complete without a quick taste of 100 % pure Maple Syrup!

    We can accommodate morning and afternoon classes.
    The cost is $180.00 per time slot. Approx. 50 students

    Mid-February through March.

    All Ages

    Completely OUTSIDE! Dress Appropriate to Weather. or 860.355.3137

    States of Matter, Seasons, Life cycles, History, Weather, Climate, Natural Resources, Local Economy, Traditional living Skills.

    Trout Tuesdays
    February 28, 2017 - 2:30 pm

    Trout Tuesdays
    grades 6 – 12
    2:30 – 4:00, $15 per day
    *busing available from SMS and NMHS
    Registration is linited or 860.355.3137

    Trout Tuesdays begin February 7, and run through the end of May.
    Track our trout as grow and change! We will journal, test the water, and do a different trout related activity each week. Our trout studies will also take us down to the river and streams at Pratt, as we explore their habitat.

    4:00 – 5:30
    $10 in addition to the special topic enrichment,or $15 for just this time slot.

    We will offer our regular enrichment program. These students are welcome to stay through until 5:30 exploring the river, pond, meadows and woodlands at Pratt. Each area of the property, and each season bring a new learning experience!