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Maple SOS – A Day to Change Climate Change on May 6, 2017

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From the gift of maple sap in spring to brilliant foliage in the fall - sugar maples provide us with some of our most iconic Canadian moments. These spectacular trees are under threat due to climate change. Scientists estimate that by the year 2100 sugar maples will lose much of their range in the United States and possibly Southern Ontario. Join us for Maple SOS on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help support sugar maple health by learning how you can help change climate change.

Aiming to educate and uplift this event features music and dance performances by renowned celtic phenomenon The Tartan Terrors (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) so come prepared for a climate change event that rocks! (Please bring your own blankets and lawn chairs).

Families can help the park monitor the health of the sugar maples in the 150 year old Mountsberg Sugar Bush. Kids will love the Canadian Climate Trek, a hands-on challenge that takes them all through the park to learn new ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Visit with a Tiny House enthusiast and see what it takes to live off grid in less than 300 square feet of well-designed space. Dip net on the pond and learn how climate change affects our wetlands. Visit the Mountsberg farm to learn about the climate impacts on food, and plant something yummy to take home. Bird of Prey shows at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. featuring the Mountsberg Raptors round out the day.

Join in the fun of Maple SOS on May 6; a day to celebrate our sugar maples, learn about climate change, and rock out to The Tartan Terrors! Together we can help protect these amazing trees.

A Taste of Maple is a Maple150 event. We gratefully recognize the support of Ontario150 for the Maple150 program. Please visit the Conservation Halton Events Calendar or call 905-854-2276 for more details on this or other park programs.

Park admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5.25 for children age 5 to 14 years. Children 4 years of age and under are free. Additional fees apply for the wagon rides. As always, visitors may use their gate receipt for free admission to any other Conservation Halton park when visiting the same day.

More on the Tartan Terrors...North America’s Premier Celtic Event!

Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock’s energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares "(The Terrors) one act to keep an eye on!" The Terrors use their Sonic blitz to score award winning Step and Highland Dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers alike.