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Michigan Forests Presentation at the Library

Schedule or view as PDF File

1. Wildlife Tracking - Jan 28 or view as a PDF

2. A Bug's Life in Michigan's Forests or Feb 18 Agenda

3. Black Gold: Maple Syrup Mar 17 Agenda





Great Lakes Series @ The Portage Lake  Library
The Michigan Forests Presentation @ The Library
Black Gold: Maple Syrup!

Monday, March 17

The Portage Lake District Library will launch the third in a series of SIX programs about Michigan Forests on Monday, March 17. All are invited to attend “Black Gold: Maple Syrup” from 6:30-8:00 pm in the community room of the library.

Find out how trees make sap, and how we tap trees to get their sap for making maple syrup!  Forester and special guest, Jim Rivard, from Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources, will explain the history of making maple syrup, how to pick and tap trees, and how to boil the sap to make sweet syrup. 

Following the presentation, families will have the opportunity to participate in several hands-on activities.  Participants will taste REAL maple syrup, examine tree cookies for healthy growth, play tree games, practice tree ID, and be in a race to see who can carry the most sap!   

The Michigan Forests presentation series at the Portage District Library (Jan-June calendar posted at <> ) is coordinated by the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education and Michigan Technological University with funding from the Kinship Foundation. For more information, call the library at* *482-4570 or Joan Chadde at 487-3341 or <>. Library events and presentations are free and open to the public.

Schedule or view as PDF File


Hosted by Portage Lake District Library in Houghton, MI
Coordinated by the Western U.P. Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education and Michigan Technological University
with funding from the Kinship Foundation  .

Everyone is invited to all the future library events and presentations are free.


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