With true Vermont spirit, Team triumph celebrates maple syrup making season each spring. Many local farms earn an income with local sugar bushes (forests) and syrup making operations. To help students appreciate this vocation, this learning community taps maple trees around school property and makes their own syrup. Along the way they also learn some of the science and math behind making maple syrup.
These are just a few of the trees tapped for sap at St. Albans City School each spring.
Groups of students get involved in the process by collecting sap each day during the warm days and cold nights of spring.
Mr. Branon, one of the school's P.E teachers, and a prominent maple sugar producer in the region, guides students through the sugaring process.
Mr Hoben, the school's home/school coordinator, boils the sap down into syrup for the students to try.
Here the Triumph student are shown all tasting the syrup simultaneously on the same day that it was made in 2015.
SUCCESS!!! Everyone loved it.