Northern New York Maple Project

January 1st, 2013 - December 31st, 2015 | PROJECT

The Wild Center will partner with Adirondack Museum, Cornell’s Maple Program, and New York State/Northeastern New York Maple Producers Associations to build regional identity, revitalize a heritage industry, and connect people to nature through the art, story, history, and science of maple sugaring. The Northern New York Maple Project will create interpretative exhibits with ecological, historical, and economic information. The museum will develop an instructional maple sugaring video; a touch-screen story kiosk that lets visitors share stories through the exhibit and social media; a storytelling workshop for staff, project partners, and maple producers; community events and conferences; a school education program; community sugaring workshops; and educational materials, website, social media, and outreach to industry, food enthusiasts, and the business community. Regular planning meetings on goals and deliverables will track results and an outside consultant will evaluate the overall success of the project.

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Project Products

Northern New York Maple Project Final Evaluation Report

Team Members

Kirsten Buchner, Evaluator, Insight Evaluation Services
Stephanie Ratcliffe, Principal Investigator, Wild Center


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-20-13-0262-13
Funding Amount: $144,273


Access and Inclusion: Rural
Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs