Maple Syrup at BHS

BHS teachers and students are “tapping” the potential of maple trees on school grounds. In cooperation with the Rubenstein School, students are designing and implementing scientific inquiry projects about the production of sap and long-term health of the maple trees on campus. Students are also involved in the collection of sap and the production of 100% pure maple syrup. This student-centered project asks learners to design various experiments aimed at increasing productivity of sap production while also thinking about long-tern sustainability of the maple trees. In addition, it fosters a variety of community connections, including partnerships with the Rubenstein School, Rock Point School, and neighboring Burlington residents attempting to tap trees in their yards. This project will provide innovative, community-based learning opportunities to BHS students for years to come.