A Plethora of Programs

School is out for the kids, but eight teachers have been going to school at Crossroads at Big Creek, taking a class in geology offered through the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Education Outreach program. On one of the class field trips, they stopped along the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. The 1.3-mile canal was dug between 1872 and 1980, and though it was an amazing accomplishment, it could have been much more arduous than it was. Until recently, geologically speaking, Sturgeon Bay could have been called Sturgeon Passage and Northern Door would have been a true island. But sand filled in the bedrock valley, so by the time of European settlement, this was a peninsula.

There are a variety opportunities available at Crossroads that are fun and informative to all ages, like the one above. There are activities such as an antique appraisal program, family programs about underground water systems, historical fashion shows, garden tours, and more.

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