Tapping the maple

Wild River State Park

1-2:30 p.m. Saturday

Learn the tree-tapping process and how to collect sap. The syrup will not be processed at this demonstration. Two locations will be visited, so plan to use your vehicle. The program also happens the same time Sunday. (651-583-2125; mndnr.gov/wildriver)

Candlelight outing

Lake Carlos State Park

7-9 p.m. Saturday

 

Come for the sunset, stay for the moon. Luminaria will line a 1.3-mile snowshoe trail suitable for beginners. A limited number of snowshoes are available to rent. (1-320-852-7200; mndnr.gov/lakecarlos)

Art exhibit

Whitewater State Park

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

 

Monthlong exhibit features artwork depicting natural beauty of Driftless Area of southeast Minnesota. (1-507-312-2300; mndnr.gov/whitewater)

Turkey knowledge

Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement

6-9 p.m. Monday

 

Explore turkey biology, management, hunting behavior and equipment, calling techniques, and more. The course is taught by instructors certified by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Cost is $6. The program is for ages 11 and older.

(763-694-7857, threeriversparks.org)

When the moon is full

7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday

Eastman Nature Center

• Walk the sugar bush under the moonlight and discover how sap transforms into maple syrup and sweet treats. Enjoy maple syrup ice cream. Cost is $5. The program is for ages 6 and older. (763-694-7700, threeriversparks.org)

 

7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday

Lowry Nature Center

• Explore spring at night on a moonlit trail. Dress for the weather and walking on uneven terrain. Cost is $5. The program is for ages 6 and older. (763-694-7650, threeriversparks.org)