How Sweet It Is: Making Maple Syrup in Local Parks
Three Rivers Park District offers several programs where you can learn about Minnesota’s maple syrup history. Eastman Nature Center in Maple Grove features weekend programs for the whole family.
“Maple Syruping is really this amazing intersection between the history of Minnesota and the science of the trees,” explained Brandon Baker, an interpretive naturalist with Three Rivers Park District. “It’s a story we get to tell and we have a lot of fun telling it.”
Baker says people go to different stations in the woods to learn about tapping trees and how tapped the trees at Eastman Nature Center previously.
“The science is amazing,” says Baker. “It’s something we are still learning about. We’ve been studying this science of how maple trees have spa that will spring for over one hundred years and we still haven’t answered all the questions.”
You can find out more about maple syrup programs at Eastman Nature Center, The Landing in Shakopee, and Lowry Nature Center in Victoria by visiting the Three Rivers Park District website.
Still curious about maple syrup? Check out the Wandering Naturalist, a new podcast offered by the Three Rivers Park District.