Penn State Intercom......February 21, 2002

Shaver's Creek festival
taps into maple sugaring

The Maple Harvest Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 and 17 at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center.

Festivalgoers can sample fresh maple syrup and join in an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors will learn to identify the maple tree and how to create a "spile" to tap into the tree. Other events will include music and entertainment, concessions, nature walks, costumed interpreters and live-animal presentations.

The festival will cost $5 per person for those age 4 and older. Members of Shaver's Creek Environmental Center will be admitted free. The pancake breakfast will cost $4 per person, age 4 and over.

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center is located in the University's Stone Valley Recreation Area.

For information, visit the Shaver's Creek Web site at, call (814) 863-2000 or (814) 667-3424 or e-mail