Education

Animation in schools

How is maple syrup made? Can I be a maple producer? So many questions… And we bring the answers right to your school!

For more than four years now, the maple producers’ association Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec has been going to elementary schools with a presentation called “All About Maple.” After criss-crossing Québec, it’s been to some 100 schools. 45 minutes long (with a tasting at the end), the workshop explores maple’s history and culture — from the age-old wisdom of the First Nations to the science of today.

Students learn about maple in interesting and entertaining ways. They even find out about maple production as a profession and how maple syrup is made, thereby acquiring knowledge about an integral part of Québec culture.

In addition, students can get stoked about the presentation even before it starts by going to a web site prepared especially for them. “The World ofSiropcool” (siropcool.ca) is an educational exploration led by fun characters in a maple forest. It covers life subjects and concerns like peaceful co-existence and the environment.

These teaching opportunities were created according to the teaching standards of the Québec government’s department of education, recreation, and sport.

To make a request for this program to come to your school, click here



Siropcool.ca

Completely remade with updated content, siropcool.ca is an original, dynamic world animated with striking graphics. Even superhero Siropcool and his gang have a new look! The site is fun and educational for kids aged 6 – 11. They can go through the Encyclopedia of Maple, cook up Siropcool’s recipes, and play “super-neural” brain games. The teachers’ section has a lesson guide and maple-related classroom activities. Siropcool.ca is accessible by computer, tablet, and mobile phone.

All of Siropcool’s super-cool maple recipes can be found in our Kids section!


Recipes for the Whole Family

Kids

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to over 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, people appreciate maple’s unique flavour as well as its nutritional values. Find out how we are promoting it around the world so that even more get to taste our liquid gold.

Scientists are studying all of maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250 ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the called-for amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60 ml (1/4 cup).

A source of natural energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.