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Glenville maple syrup production giving kids a taste of STEM

July 19, 2019 07:20 PM

GLENVILLE - The sap doesn't run this time of year at Riverside Maple in Glenville. The spring Maple season is well-over. However, STEM is always in season.

Inside the state-of-the-art sugar shanty, the syrup-makers, call themselves scientists.

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It was a perfect fit for Global Girls STEM camp.

This year's theme is electricity with a focus on green energy. The place is 100 percent powered by the 140 or so solar panels outside. They made about 2,400 gallons of syrup last year. Even the evaporator is electric.

For Girl Scout leaders, it's about taking these girls beyond the average lab experiment or textbook assignment.

Hopefully, this little taste of it all leads to a lifelong love of learning and maple for these Girl Scouts.

Hear more about the process and how it all works by watching the video of Asa Stackel's story.

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Asa Stackel / WNYT Staff

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