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Sugarbush season has begun! Explore the natural and cultural history of sugaring in Michigan through this family-oriented program. A Blandford Educator will take you along our trails to explore the origins of maple syrup from tree identification to sap collection. Each family group will be assigned a spile and bucket to tap a tree and are encouraged to revisit Blandford throughout March to check the progress of their sap flow!

Members: $7

Non-Members: $10

2 and Under: Free (registration still required)

This program is recommended for ages 6

This program will take place outdoors. In the case of inclement weather this program will be cancelled and participants will be notified of their refund options. All participants are required to wear masks for the duration of the program and will be expected to stay socially distanced as much as possible.

Mask Policy: All staff and participants are required to wear approved face masks for the duration of the program in and out of doors.  Groups will be socially distanced based on registration information as necessary. Your Blandford educator will explain other Covid-19 policies on site as needed. Blandford Nature Center is not able to supply participants with face masks at this time. More information on our Covid-19 policies and procedures can be found online at blandfordnaturecenter.org.


Feb 27 2021


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI