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White Owl Native Ancestry hosts a maple syrup live event!

The Outdoor & Environmental Education team will be live from the White Owl Native Ancestry Sugarbush on Wednesday March 24th at 1pm.  We will be sharing the story of maple sugaring from original techniques to modern production methods.

We are especially excited to hear from land-based Indigenous educators Garrison McCleary, Dave Skene and Sarina Perchak.  This is a great opportunity to learn traditional practices and teachings around making maple sugar and maple syrup.  Teachers can expect to find curriculum connections in social studies, science and math.  We hope you can join us; it is going to be sweet!

Indigenous Perspectives: Maple Sugaring teacher planning document (elementary)

Indigenous Perspectives Maple Sugaring teacher planning document (pdf)

More Resources from the WRDSB Indigenous Learning Team


We will be taking live questions in the chat. You can also send us a question in advance using the button below. Clicking on the live stream button will take you to our YouTube channel.


In the run-up to our SugarBush Live event we will be posting short stories and neat photos about making maple syrup and sugar on Twitter. Be sure to follow us on twitter and instagram @outdoor_ed and check back in on our news page.



“The date and time of the livestream doesn’t work for my class? Can I still participate?”

Yes. Students can submit questions at any time using the “QUESTIONS” button.  The recorded version of the livestream will be available to watch within two hours of the broadcast.

“Where can I find the recorded version of the livestream?”

The video will be available on this page following the livestream event.  You can also find it on our YouTube channel.

“What is the target audience of the livestream?”

We are hoping to provide an informative and entertaining livestream event for students of all grade levels.  This livestream works for both distance learners and in-person classes.  If you are screening the livestream in a classroom, please make sure you have speakers connected to your device.

“What is the best way for me to engage my learners in this event?”

Students can submit questions during the event directly in the chat.  Sometimes we ask questions of our those watching the live stream and we suggest submitting your answers into the chat.

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