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Homeschool in the Hills: Maple Tree Tap

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
10:00am to 11:30am Add to Calendar 1:00pm to 2:30pm Add to Calendar

Botna Bend Park
42926 Mahogany Road
Hancock, Iowa 51536

Ages
Ages 3 & Up

Cost
Children Age 3 & Over - $4.00 per Child

Each year the staff at Botna Bend Park taps the beautiful silver maple trees for their sap to boil down into tasty maple syrup. Learn more about this process & all the steps that our staff take to make this delicious treat each year on Wednesday, March 3rd. 

We will be hosting two program sessions. Our morning session begins at 10:00 a.m. & attendees must arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. to participate. Our afternoon session begins at 1:00 p.m. & attendees must arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. to participate.

Online pre-registration is required & walk-in participants will not be admitted. Cost for this event is $4.00 per person for children age 3 and over, accompanying adults and children under 3 are free, children under 3 do not need a reservation. PLEASE NOTE: All registrations must include an accompanying adult. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

Click Here to Register for the 10:00 a.m. Morning Session

Click Here to Register for the 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Session

These programs are delivered in an all-outdoors, small-group guided format and are designed for elementary students in Kindergarten through 5th grade with an accompanying adult.

Due to the popularity of this program we have added a second day of programming on Tuesday, March 2nd, click here for more information on this second day of programming. 

*In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather participants will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

Due to COVID-19 the format of this program has been adjusted. 

  • 6-foot distance will be maintained between individuals/family groups
  • Masks required while inside and requested when distancing is impossible outside
  • This program will be held primarily outdoors
  • Staff will wear masks when 6-foot distance is not possible or indoors
  • Maximum registration has been reduced
  • Participants must sign a participation waiver upon arrival

This event is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome. Please meet at Olsen Lodge. Weather Permitting.

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.

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2021 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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