Education & Community
Farms can be fascinating, and they can definitely be fun. Take the kids out to Farmyard Fun Day at Gale Woods Farm to try your hands at farm crafts, cooking, and games, meet the farm animals, and lend a hand with the farm chores. Stay for just a while or the whole day to get the true farm experience. Reservations required for groups of six or more. 763.694.2001.
Make the most of the full moon by taking a stroll through the Lowry Nature Center. This month’s event focuses on maple syrup: you’ll get to explore the maple trees and learn about making maple goodies straight from the sap, including a taste of Lowry-made maple syrup. 763.694.7650.
It’s officially maple season in Minnesota, and that means plenty of fresh syrup is available for topping your morning pancakes. Head to the Maple Syrup Festival to take part in the fun by tapping a maple tree and collecting fresh sap. Bring the family along to see how that sap is turned into syrup, run through a sap obstacle course, play games, taste fresh maple syrup, and learn about the production of maple sugar and candy. 763.694.7650.
Join the Carver-Scott Master Gardeners at the 16th annual horticulture and environmental education day. Topics covered include: sustainble gardening, garden art, bees in the garden, restoring ecological health to your landscape and much more. The event also includes vendor exhibits, door prizes, a silent auction and a buffet lunch.