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Maple Sryup
Sweet as syrup

Learn where maple syrup comes from with the Dodge Nature Center staff at Maple Sugaring, Tuesday, March 18 from 4-5 p.m. at the Wentworth Library.

Spring means the sap is running in the maple trees that create this delicious syrup. See all the steps it takes to make the sap into the syrup that goes on your pancakes. For ages 4-12.

Maple syrup was first collected and used by the indigenous peoples of North America. The practice was adopted by European settlers, who gradually refined production methods. Technological improvements in the 1970s further refined syrup processing.

The Dodge Nature Center is an environmental education and habitat restoration organization located on 462 acres in the heart of West St. Paul, Mendota Heights and Cottage Grove. The organization was one of the first nature centers in the state of Minnesota and is recognized nationally as a leader in environmental education.

Annually, Dodge provides environmental-based education to more than 55,000 youth and adults last year through classes, family programs, camps, community events and open hiking.