DCNR Calendar of Events

Scouts Special - Science Outside: Maple Sugaring!

Scouts Special: Maple Sugaring brings scouts and their families into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the science and math behind making maple syrup on Saturday, February 27. This choose-your-own adventure style experience is self-guided (with guide and tools provided), hands-on, and scouts completing the experience will receive a special patch for their participation. The fee is $2/scout (no charge for adults or siblings).

This experience includes:

  • Virtual introduction from Jennings staff, including guidance on using exploration tools
  • An investigation guide to complete together as a family, containing activities for exploring maple math and sugaring science
  • A loaner kit to aid in your exploration of maple trees and more, including items like measuring tools, tree ID guides, and more!
  • Resources for continuing the explorations and learning at home

When? February 27. Individual families or scout groups of up to 12 scouts can register for their own time slot (groups of larger than 12 scouts should register for additional time slots). Available time slots are for every half hour, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The experience is designed to last approximately 1.5 hours.

Who? Especially meant for scouts in grades 2-6, but siblings welcome. 

How? Registration is required by clicking the register button or by calling 724-794-6011. When registering, register one responsible adult (i.e. parent or leader), and provide names for ALL participants (adults and children) and ages for ALL scouts in the “Additional Info We Should Know” section. We’ll email a link to the virtual introduction and an electronic copy of the guide at least a day in advance of your scheduled time. Upon arrival, you’ll check out the loaner kit and receive the printed guide (if desired), then complete the activities together in designated areas of the park. A valid Driver’s License required for kit reservation.

The following COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place:

  • All introductions are virtual, and pick up and return of equipment is no-contact, outdoors
  • All materials will be thoroughly sanitized
  • All should practice thorough and frequent hand washing and sanitizing
  • We ask participants to stay home if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed or is experiencing symptoms.
  • Anyone entering the building (not required) for any purpose must wear a mask.
  • Participants must meet the requirements of the current Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health for Mitigation Relating to Travel. (https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/20201117-SOH-Travel-Mitigation-Order.pdf)
  • Waiver and contact info required for participants
  • Investigation guides are available to print at home

NOTE: All programs are subject to change

*Note, there is also a virtual scout maple sugaring program offered on February 20. More info at this link

Saturday, February 27 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Jennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-5023


State Parks


Self-guided Activity



Seasonal Events

Maple Sugaring

Target Audience

Families, Scouts

Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity

You're not going yet!

This event requires registration.