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Maple Syrup Production

Hosted by: MSU WK Kellogg Biological Station


February 1 - April 15, 2016


Past Opportunity


Volunteer Coordinator
(269) 671-2263

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About Maple Syrup Production


Michigan State University
W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest
7060 N 42nd Street
Augusta, MI 49012

MSU Kellogg Biological Station
3700 East Gull Lake Drive
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

W.K. Kellogg Forest offers you the chance to beat cabin fever, help others and learn to make a traditional spring favorite -- maple syrup.

Volunteers will tap trees, collect sap, operate the sap evaporator and package maple syrup at the Augusta-area forest from mid-February through mid-April. Activities are weather dependent, as sap runs on warm days following very cold nights. Volunteers are also needed at the open house event greeting visitors and running activities.

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 15 years old. Volunteers are needed to help plan and staff open house (Mid-Feb through Mid-April).

Application Process

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We need volunteers to help with:

Maple Syrup Production Training

February 5, 2016 1:00pm 3:00pm
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This training session is for people who are interested in assisting with maple syrup production. Syrup production runs from the end of February through the month of March and is weather during this time period the sap flow is weather dependent. We are looking for temperatures rise above freezing during the day but drop back below freezing at night.

Maple Syrup Production Training Activities will include;
1) Tour of the Maple Manor and discuss volunteers duties such as collecting sap, making syrup, canning syrup
2) Tour the sugar bush and discuss volunteer’s duties such as checking sap amounts and collect sap as needed.
3) Then volunteers will sign up for specific tasks they would like to take part in.
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Maple Syrip Open House

March 19, 2016 12:00pm 5:00pm
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We need volunteer to help out with our maple syrup open house event at the Kellogg Forest. Activities include helping kids with cookie decoration and sugarbush games, directing people to the wagon rides and giving tours of the sugarbush. Sugarbush tours tell about the history of maple syrup in Michigan. Best of all we will be selling our new Spartan Pure Maple Syrup! Get the family together and come on out and join us!
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