I volunteered for a few hours of photography and also videography yesterday with the Morris County Park Commission at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham New Jersey. The event, 2016 Maple Sugar Fest, drew out hundreds of local families and got them involved in fun stories, hikes, and even tastings of local Maple products. Maple Syrup use dates back to at least the Lenape natives and is an important part of our local heritage.
My favorite part of the event? Seeing so many happy faces of all ages and colors involved in high quality outdoor education. I could see the faces of future conservationists and environmentalists in the children that attended.