Students at Homer Brink Elementary were tasting the results of their hard work.
The Maine Endwell School held pancakes for lunch day so kids could taste the syrup they worked on.
Since January students have been tapping the maple trees on the school grounds along with collecting and measuring the sap.
They’ve also got to take a trip to a local sugar shack where they got to see the boiling process of turning the sap into syrup.
Assistant Principal Molly Goosman says the students really enjoyed learning about the whole process. “It was a wonderful opportunity because they got to incorporate math, writing and just got to be outside. They got to physically help with the tapping the trees and carrying the buckets, so they were fully engaged and having a great time. And knowing they got to eat what they produced was just a great chance for them to experience learning.”
The school is sending off a sample of its syrup to the New York State Maple Contest.
Home Brink’s media club has also been documenting the entire process with photos that will be sent along for the contest with the syrup.