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Maple Sugaring Weekends Event Rochester Museum & Science Center Cumming Nature Center

Maple Sugaring Weekends Event Rochester Museum & Science Center Cumming Nature Center

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Title: 33rd Annual Maple Sugaring Weekends Event at the Rochester Museum & Science Center Cumming Nature Center Approaches

Location: 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512

Phone: (585)374-6160 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (585)374-6160      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Dates/Times: 9am-3pm, March 19-20 and 26-27

Admission/Costs: Various (see below)

Detailed Information: www.rmsc.org; Facebook; Twitter (@rocRMSC)

33rd Annual Maple Sugaring Weekends Event at the Rochester Museum & Science Center Cumming Nature Center Approaches

 

Rochester, N.Y. —Maple Sugaring Weekends, a springtime tradition for many Western New York families, returns for a 33rd season the last two weekends in March at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Cumming Nature Center (CNC). A volunteer driven event, Maple Sugaring helps maintain CNC operations.

“Maple Sugaring has been a complete volunteer effort the past several years, and a huge contributor to the success of the Cumming Nature Center,” said Dave Gotham, Director, CNC. “We’re happy to help community members create, or further, a tradition that involves family, friends, all-natural food and fresh air.”

Volunteers handle everything from parking logistics to pancake meal preparation. It’s truly a team effort for the nature center’s major annual fundraising event.

Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20 and 26-27 are this year’s event dates. Program details include:

  • Sugaring demonstrations, which take place from 10am-3pm.
  • Pancake meals, which are served from 9am-2pm. All meals include pure maple syrup and a choice of beverage.

Pancake Meal Cost (includes nature center admission):

  • Adult meal (5 pancakes + 2 sausages): $10; RMSC members $9
  • Child meal (3 pancakes + 1 sausage): $8; RMSC members $7

Program admission without the pancake meal is $3 per person (maximum $10 per family).

Dave Gotham serves as the sugar maker (the person who turns the sap into pure maple syrup), and has been since the Cumming Nature Center’s sugaring program began in March of 1979. Sugaring processes are demonstrated through tactics used by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), 1790s pioneers, as well as modern sugaring operations.

For the past several years, students from local colleges and high schools as well as adult volunteers have acted as program interpreters along the trail to the sugarhouse. To prepare, they spend a day at the CNC learning maple sugaring lore, from how a tree makes sap to the different processing techniques of Native Americans, early pioneers, and today’s modern sugar bush managers. Over the course of two weekends, 25–30 volunteers can explain such things as what part of the tree contains sap, how to tap a tree, and how much sap (40 gallons!) is required to produce one gallon of syrup. From 10am-3pm on Sunday, March 20, The Western New York Maple Princess, Emily Piazza, will help with demonstrations.  Emily is an 8th grader from Wayne County and represents 17 counties.

NYS Senator Dale M. Volker provides funding for maintenance of Cumming Nature Center’s five thematic trails.

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) receives major funding from Monroe County. RMSC includes a planetarium, nature center and science/regional history museum. The Rochester Museum & Science Center stimulates broad community interest and understanding of science and technology, and their impact—past, present, future—on our lives. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@rocRMSC).

 

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Issued February 14, 2011

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