To a member of the Cree Nation, "Sisibaskawat" means the time of the melting snow, better known as Maple Sugaring Time. The MacKenzie Center's Maple Education Program is created around this special time of year.
The annual "Sugarbush" education program begins in March and help is needed in many areas. Volunteers will be trained to conduct student tours, boil the sap, process the maple syrup, and assist with other “sugarbush” duties. No previous experience is necessary. Training sessions are scheduled for February 22-24 from 9am-noon. Much of the training is outdoors so please dress accordingly. Registration before Feb 22nd is required. Please read about the Maple Sugarbush program for more information.
The MacKenzie Environmental Education Center is one of the most diverse environmental education centers in Wisconsin, encompassing 250 acres of varied habitat. It is located 25 miles north of Madison, two miles east of Poynette on County Road CS.