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Maple sugaring with the kids: An event for BWA families



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Learn about the how, why, when and yum of tapping maple trees and turning their delicate sap into sweet, fragrant syrup. This free event on Saturday, March 10, is part of Brodhead Watershed Association’s Water Wiser Kids event series and open only to BWA members.

Get outside in the sugarbush to show the kids where real maple syrup comes from. They’ll learn about the science of maple trees and the history of maple sugaring. They’ll see the cauldrons over open wood fires where sap is boiled into syrup and then … real maple syrup and pancakes!

To avoid conflicting with Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center’s paid public programs, this program is for BWA members’ children, grandchildren and their families, exclusively. Space is limited; please register promptly.

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WHEN: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10

WHERE: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center’s Marshalls Creek sugarbush. Directions will be provided upon registration.

COST: Free, but registration is required.

DETAILS: This activity is suitable for children of all ages. Children and adults should dress to be outside and be prepared to walk on snow-covered trails.

This event is part of the Water Wiser Kids Series sponsored by Brodhead Watershed Association, funded by a Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant from Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.

CONTACT: 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or email







June 16: Snorkeling in McMichael Creek

With a creek snorkel, flotation device and guidance from an environmental educator, elementary-age kids and their families have a chance to enter an underwater world and learn about the creatures who live there.

Aug. 5: Snorkeling in Cherry Creek


There will be more Water Wiser Kids events in 2018 – dates to be determined! Keep an eye on this page for udpates.




This is a series of outdoor experiences designed to help children explore the Brodhead watershed. The hands-on activities are conducted by trained educators and will encourage children and their families to get outdoors more and continue to explore on their own.


The Water Wiser Kids program is hosted by Brodhead Watershed Association and Kettle Creek Environmental Center. The series is supported by a grant from the Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant, part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.


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