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Hoyt Farm offers classes in making maple syrup

This could be a very sticky situation, but also lots of fun.

The Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve in Commack is once again presenting classes in making maple syrup and sugar.

The educational sessions are aimed at children, families and nature enthusiasts and teach the ancient process that was passed down by Native Americans to early colonists.

The classes will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, and March 5.

The maple sugaring program is a demonstration covering the history of Native American life, how maple sugaring was originally discovered, all the way up to the modern day process. An interactive portion of the program enlists the help of younger students to teach the anatomy of the tree, the importance of chlorophyll, and the role of photosynthesis in making maple syrup.

The maple sugaring program began in the late 1970s and is now a full-blown family-oriented interactive experience, available to the general public and appropriate for all age groups.

Hoyt Farm is located at 200 New Highway in Commack. 

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the event.

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