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Contact: Katie Peston, Development Assistant
Maple Syrup Festival at Fenner Nature Center
Saturday, March 21st 11am-5pm
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 21st 2015. 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 March 9th. 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 served with a side of sausage, glass of orange juice, and coffee. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting www.mynaturecenter.org. 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.