#childsafety | Parent’s corner – March 17, 2021

MSU Extension of Midland County and cooperating parent educators sponsor the Parent’s Corner. Send submissions to Midland County MSU Extension Educator, Lisa Treiber, 220 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640

An Afternoon at the Sugarhouse. During the month of March, experience the process of making syrup from start to finish on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. at Chippewa Nature Center. This drop-in program will allow visitors to peek in buckets on tapped trees, watch the steam rise in the Sugarhouse and learn how to change maple sap into sweet maple syrup. Masks are required. Visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org to learn more.

Tap-A-Tree: Exploring Maple Syrup. Chippewa Nature Center will be hosting a private tour of the Sugarbush to learn about maple syrup season at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. on March 27. All ages are welcome but must be pre-registered. Cost is $30/CNC members $24. You may register up to ten guests to learn basic tree identification, tour the Sugarhouse and tap a maple tree. Stories and games will be included for the age appropriate groups. Masks will be required. Visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org to learn more.

Full Moon Stroll. From 8 to 9:30 p.m. on March 28, walk by the light of the full sap moon at Chippewa Nature Center, when maple sap flows and the annual tapping of maple trees occurs. Participants, ages nine and older (under 18 w/adult) will stroll the River Trail into the Beech Maple Woods looking for animal tracks and silhouettes and listening for nocturnal wildlife. Wear dark clothing and bring a flashlight. Pre-registration is required. Masks are required. Visit www.chippewanaturecenter.org to learn more.

Food Safety Q & A. MSU Extension offers a week 30-minute informational program about food preservation. A short presentation will be shared focusing on a timely topic, leaving plenty of time for Q & A. The next session will focus on Social Media & Food Safety. Join in on this quick free presentation at 1 p.m. Monday, March 29. To register, visit https://events.anr.msu.edu/WinterQandA2021/

Questions, please call Lisa at 989-832-6643 or email treiber@msu.edu.

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