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Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat

Chocolate: From Treasure to Treat


Chocolate; from Treasure to Treat

With Royal Botanical Gardens


From cacao to chocolate - rainforest treasure to luscious treat. Chocolate has been many things to many people over the years. Learn about the life cycle of the Cacao tree, then journey through history to get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we call chocolate. From the time of the Mayans and Aztecs, to pre-industrial Europe and finally to the present, explore how humans have used and processed these bitter tasting seeds. Finally discover the role and impact of chocolate on the rainforest ecosystems where it grows. During the videoconference, test your knowledge of chocolate while learning about this amazing plant and its history.


  • Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1 PM ET
  • Target Audience: Grades 4-8
  • Length: 45-60 minutes