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Syrup collection

Public Health partners on sweet project

At Success Academy, learning is sometimes more of a treat than a task. This spring, students learned about the process of making maple syrup by tapping five maple trees. 

“I have a passion for exposing students to sources of food,” said School Administrator Magdy Rabeaa. “It’s very important to understand the science behind it.”

Students and teachers boiled the sap they collected down to three gallons of syrup. Then they planned a pancake breakfast to enjoy their work. 

Public Health Specialist Joan Bulfer has been working with Success Academy for about a year now that started with using a SHIP grant to help them establish a school garden. This time, Bulfer suggested whole-wheat pancakes for their breakfast to increase nutritional value.