Time: March 29, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Street: 330 Femrite Drive
Website or Map: http://aldoleopoldnaturecente…
Phone: (608) 216-9374
Event Type: community, program
Organized By: Sierra Munoz
Latest Activity: Feb 5, 2015
Satisfy your sweet tooth and spend a delightful afternoon outdoors with your family at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s Maple Syrup Fest! Visitors can participate in hands-on activities and see demonstrations of various methods by which Native Americans, pioneers and people today tap trees for the production of maple syrup and sugar.
Activity stations throughout ALNC grounds will lead visitors, at their own pace, through the history of maple syruping. Naturalists will tap the maple trees on ALNC’s grounds, collect sap in buckets and boil the sap over a roaring fire as it concentrates into “liquid gold.” “When the sap is boiled, the sap’s naturally occurring water evaporates as steam, leaving the sap and its sweetness to concentrate into maple syrup,” explains Virginia Wiggen, ALNC’s nature center director. Enjoy the taste of ice cream topped with fresh maple syrup!
Visitors can tap and taste real maple tree sap, learn how to identify different types of maple trees, tour the Children’s Shack and take part in cooking demonstrations with an early pioneer settler woman and frontiersman.