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Maple Syrup Making Going On At CiTi

MEXICO – Students from the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s Project Explore program just completed a tree-tapping unit that taught them how to make their own maple syrup.

CiTi Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Roseann Bayne and APW student Stacey Lyons enjoy pancakes and homemade maple syrup made by students in Project Explore.
CiTi Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Roseann Bayne and APW student Stacey Lyons enjoy pancakes and homemade maple syrup made by students in Project Explore.

Teacher KC Jones supervised students as they worked together to select good trees for tapping.

With the heavy snowfall this year, the students had to use snowshoes to access gain access to the right trees.

The students learned about reverse osmosis and how to remove excess water from the sap before it is boiled.

To celebrate their final project, the students served a pancake breakfast to their fellow students, staff and members of the CiTi Board of Education; all enjoyed the newly made maple syrup.

Each student from Project Explore will get to take a bottle of their maple syrup home, and maple syrup will also be on sale for CiTi faculty and staff.

Hannibal student Alex Sandler and teacher KC Jones enjoy the fruits of their labor at a pancake breakfast featuring maple syrup made by CiTi students in the Project Explore program.
Hannibal student Alex Sandler and teacher KC Jones enjoy the fruits of their labor at a pancake breakfast featuring maple syrup made by CiTi students in the Project Explore program.