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John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area

Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Maple

Celebrate the first signs of spring with us as we begin the age-old Canadian tradition of maple syrup making!

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Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Maple
Homeschool Outdoor Explorers - Maple

Time & Location

Feb 27, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex, ON N0R 1G0, Canada

About the event

Attention Outdoor Explorers - Homeschool Programs are Back! Our 2024 schedule includes six 2-hour curriculum-connected programs focussing on the natural and cultural heritage of our region.

 First Taste of Spring - Maple Syrup Program

During this two hour hands-on program, students will:

  • Celebrate the first signs of spring with us as we begin the age-old Canadian tradition of maple syrup making!
  • See the trees tapped and sap being collected in the early settler method
  • Carry pails of sap using an old-fashioned yoke, try the brace and bit drill and visit the kettle evaporator
  • Discover the growth and change of the maple tree
  • Learn  the science of maple and discuss special maple numbers and the seasons in our modern visitor centre
  • See and compare Indigenous, Early Settler, and Modern tools and technologies for maple syrup making

Registration Details:

Pre-registration is required.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. All youth participants aged 4 and older must register for this event.

Parents/guardians must register, and attend the program.

Online registration closes at 3:00pm the Friday previous to the event or when the event is sold out.

Refund requests must be submitted through the website using the received notification or by email (education@erca.org) by 3:00pm the Friday previous to the event for a refund. A processing fee will be charged. 

 

Space is limited. Reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is a paper ticket required for this event?

No, a paper ticket is not necessary!

2. What is the refund policy?

must be submitted through the website using the received notification or by email (education@erca.org) by 3:00pm the Friday previous to the event for a refund. A processing fee will be charged. 

3. Is there any food for purchase at the program locations?

For those eating lunch at the conservation areas, please note that there is no food available for purchase. We also ask participants to be mindful of our litter-less lunch policy and deposit any food-related garbage or recycling off-site. Water fountains are available to fill up re-useable water bottles at each site, except Kopegaron Woods.

4. Do I need to accompany my (teenaged) children to this event?

We do require that all children have an adult supervisor on-site and participating in our programs in case of unforeseen incidents (sickness, injury, etc.). If you would like to assign supervision of your children to another adult who will be participating, that would be fine. We simply ask that they be registered with the individual who has accepted this responsibility.

5. What if it rains or snows?

With the exception of dangerously inclement weather, all of our programs run rain, snow or shine. Please come prepared for outdoor activity and dress appropriately for the weather.

6. Can I bring my dog to this event?

While leashed dogs are allowed on ERCA trails, we ask that they do not accompany you during programming times.

7. My friends will also be attending this event. Can we request to be placed in the same group/class?

Due to the number of participants and the nature of our programs, we can not guarantee placement with other registrants, but are happy to take requests and honour them when possible.

8. How can I get more information about ERCA's homeschool programs?

If have questions or require additional information, please contact Jess Rose at education@erca.org or 519-791-6952.

Tickets

  • Outdoor Explorers - Maple

    From $4.00 to $6.00
    • $6.00
      +$0.15 service fee
    • $4.00
      +$0.10 service fee

Total

$0.00

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