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Sugaring Season in Full Swing at TA

An early spring means Thetford Academy’s sugaring season is in full swing this week! Though the boiling started just recently, students in TA’s half-day environmental studies and outdoor education course have been preparing since mid-February. In class, they have been learning about the history, science, and mechanics of this important Vermont tradition and each was tasked with becoming an “expert” in at least one part of the sugaring process.

Last weekend, they had their first opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise. Students hosted an open house at TA’s sugar shack, built by students in 2018 and located on the school’s South Campus. They welcomed alumni, parents, neighbors, faculty, and friends who visited to learn about and participate in a small-scale sugaring operation. It was so much fun to share our learning – and our syrup! – with the community.

Over the course of the season, TA will process up to 25 gallons of maple syrup. We’re excited to be able to provide unique hands-on learning opportunities to our students – to build community at the same time. Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday!



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