It's a fall tradition and the season for making apple cider at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.
"It's one of our real key programs here at the nature center," said Nicole Daurio, environmental educator at SM&NC.
Environmental Educator Nicole Daurio teaches children in preschool through 4th grade. They learn how to make the cider first hand.
"We talk about apples. How they come in different colors and sizes and then we actually learn how to make apple cider. The kids help us make it using the apple cider press," said Daurio.
"We turned the crank," said one pre-schooler with the program.
"Make apple cider," said another pre-schooler, who told us what she learned at the nature center.
After the demonstration, the pre-schoolers got a taste of the sweet treat.
"Here at the farm we actually don't pasteurize our apple cider so we actually buy cider from the store for the students to taste," said Daurio, "But our apple cider definitely doesn't go to waste. A lot of our animals on our farm will eat the apple pomace - the crushed up apples in their dinners at night."
You can learn how cider is made or visit the animals at the farm at the nature center's Harvest Festival. The annual festival will also feature a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, crafts, and more.
For more information about the festival, taking place Saturday Oct. 19 and Sunday Oct. 20, visit stamfordmuseum.org.