Beaver Lake Nature Center- March and April activities

— Maple sugaring and pancake breakfasts

March maple sugaring and pancake breakfasts at Beaver Lake Nature Center mark the coming of spring. A visit to Beaver Lake Nature Center's demonstration sugarbush, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays in March, will introduce visitors to the heritage of sugaring and the production of maple syrup.

From 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday in March, Beaver Lake Nature Center invites the public to come enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast, which also includes sausage and juice or fresh brewed coffee. Depending on appetite, breakfast will range from $3 to $5. Visitors, including groups, are served and seated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Nature movie Monday for children

The Children's Room at Beaver Lake Nature Center becomes a movie theater for nature movies at 4:30 p.m. every Monday afternoon in March and April. Elementary-age children can come learn about the following topics with new friends, hear from a naturalist how the movie relates to Beaver Lake and enjoy some complimentary popcorn during the show. Please call the nature center to register before 3 p.m. the day of the show. Seating is limited. Free with nature center admission.

March 18 Weather (35 min.)

March 25 Plants (35 min.)

April 1 Insects (35 min.)

April 8 The Material World (45 min.)

April 15 Energy is the Key (45 min.)

April 22 Ponds and Rivers (35 min.)

April 29 Beavers (30 min.)

Trail tales

Preschool-age children, accompanied by an adult, are invited to gather at Beaver Lake Nature Center for the popular Trail Tales program at 1 p.m. Thursdays, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, May 9 and 23. A naturalist reads two stories to the children and then leads the group on a hike themed to match the stories. This program is free with admission.

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