Fenner Nature Center Set for Maple Syrup Festival
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LANSING, MI - Fenner Nature Center invites everyone to come and explore
some of the natural and cultural history surrounding Michigan’s own “liquid
gold” at the annual Maple Syrup Festival held on March 16th. The festival offers
numerous fun and educational demonstrations and activities for the whole family.
Spend the day exploring how sap is turned into sweet treats like syrup, maple
crème, and candy.
In Fenner’s own sugar bush, experience the history of making maple syrup with
hands-on demonstrations throughout the day. Learn about some of the tools and
techniques that various cultures through history have used to harvest the sap
and convert it into maple syrup and sugar. School and group tours are available
starting February 25. During these tours, students and visitors can help Fenner
naturalists tap trees and collect sap.
While at the festival, visitors can support Fenner Conservancy, the non-profit
that now manages the nature center, by purchasing a ticket for “Flapjacks for
Fenner!” Visitors will have to beware of flying flapjacks as “Chris Cakes” serves
them up with their unique serving style. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the
door and include All-You-Can-Eat pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and coffee.
Fenner’s famous maple cotton candy will be whipped up on the spot and the
Fenner Explore Store will also be open during the event.
To schedule a tour, volunteer at the festival, or for additional information, contact
Fenner Nature Center at 517-483-4224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.