On average it takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup; that’s like filling a garbage can for a milk jug! This month, when the sap is at its sweet peak, head over to Lowry Nature Center for a maple syrup tapping program, and learn how sap is turned into that sweet syrup you love pouring over a stack of pancakes. From finding maple trees to tapping, boiling and tasting the syrup, these programs are sure to be as fun as they are educational. Supplies and information on how to tap trees will be for sale, but the syrup will not. Lowry Nature Center, 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria; 763.694.7650
March 17 Maple Syrup Festival, 1–4 p.m. $5; children under 2 free.
March 25 Maple Syrup Fun, 1–2:30 p.m. $5; children under 2 free.
March 26 My Preschooler and Me: Puppet Escapades The Sweet Sap of Spring, 10–11 a.m. $4.