Archaeological Dig, Solar Tour at Crossroads

Organizers of the fall archaeological dig at Crossroads at Big Creek ( are accepting reservations from learners of all ages to work with professional archaeologists during a 45-minute session on weekdays through Oct. 7. The goal is to discover artifacts that help tell the stories of the First Nation people and the early European settlers who lived near the banks of Big Creek and The Cove. 

To sign up, email [email protected] with “Dig” in the subject line, and indicate whether you would like to learn about First Nation people or early Door County settlers.

Join the Junior Nature Club – a free, weekly activity for preschool children, their guardians and siblings – on Oct. 1, 10 am, when the club will enjoy stories about how animals (especially squirrels) get ready for winter. Meet on the porch of the Collins Learning Center.

Habitat Healers will meet again Oct. 2, 9:30-11:30 am, when volunteers of all ages may help with land-restoration efforts. Instruction, equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade will be provided. Meet at the workshop/nursery at the northeast corner of the main-campus parking lot.

Crossroads is one stop on the Door County Solar Tour, set for Oct. 2, 9:30 am – 4 pm. Visitors will see both ground-mount and rooftop solar panels and a charging station, and they’re welcome to hike up the hill to the Astronomy Campus to see the solar flair, which represents a spiral galaxy.

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