Funks Grove Maple Sirup Experience

Adventurous nature lovers are invited to explore local history through their taste buds for a sweet lesson!


Join us for:

Funks Grove Maple Sirup Experience

Sugar Grove Nature Center

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Gather around the fire at the sirup camp to learn how the Native Americans and early settlers collected and prepared sap. Visit the sugar shack where the smell of maple sirup hangs in the air. Journey into the sugarbrush to tap a tree. Stop inside the Nature Center to learn more about the history of maple sugaring and taste some Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup! 


Learn more about Trees Forever and visit some of the native buffer planting projects throughout the nature center grounds. 


All attendees will receive a small bottle of Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup 


Please dress for the weather, as you will be outside for a major portion of the program. 


This program is suitable for adults, children, and other interested groups. Open to all! 


Tour size is limited and advanced registration is required. Fee is $10 for members of Trees Forever and Sugar Grove Nature Center, $15 for non-members 



Registration is now closed.


“It’s almost the time of year when buckets decorate the sugar maples throughout historic Funks Grove. Have you ever tasted ‘sweet water’ dripping from a spile?  Here’s your chance!”

-Sugar Grove Nature Center Director Angela Funk


“This is a great way to show people the inner workings of trees! The carbohydrates in the tree – or the sap – move in the spring time from the roots to the branches. This teaches about the annual cycle of tree growth and development—as well as how maple sirup is made.”

- Trees Forever Program Manager Debbie Fluegel



Contact Debbie Fluegel at 309-613-0095.