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Maple Sugaring in Connecticut: A "Sweet" Evolution

Friday, March 19, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern Online Event

Maple Sugaring in Connecticut: A "Sweet" Evolution

March 19, 2021

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Maple sugaring is a tradition practiced by diverse cultures throughout Connecticut’s history and continues into the present day. Join Sharon Audubon Center for a virtual program in which our special guests will explain the importance of maple to the Algonkian tribes of the Northeast, as observed in their customs, design motifs, and cultural traditions. You will also glimpse the variety of current-day sugaring operations around the state. Not least, we’ll explore the fascinating ways that a maple sugarbush can support wildlife, especially how it can help our declining forest birds. Join us for a delightfully “sweet” program on sugaring in Connecticut, past and present, human and wild!

  • Program Fee: $10 per person, $15 per family
  • Pre-registration is required. Select here to register.
  • Suitable for families and participants of all ages
  • Upon registering, you will receive a link to access this event on Zoom.

For questions, please contact Bethany at bethany.sheffer@audubon.org or 860-364-0520.

Presented in partnership by Sharon Audubon Center; Audubon Vermont; The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center; Sharon Historical Society & Museum; and Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut.

Can't get enough maple sugaring? Neither can we. Join us for MapleFest on March 20 from 12 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required to reserve your time-slot.

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Sharon Audubon Center is an engaging nature education center with a critical Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic located in Sharon, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of four Audubon nature sanctuaries and more than 2,100 acres of primarily woodland habitat in Northwestern Connecticut. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.

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