Celebrate Earth Day with Crossroads

Earth Day will expand to a frenetic month devoted to environmental education at Crossroads at Big Creek. They will collaborate with a number of groups to increase awareness of our uniquely wonderful planet Earth.

Earth Day starts at Crossroads at 1 pm with a “Sucker Run” Earth Day Hike. The odds are good (though not guaranteed) that suckers will be running in Big Creek on Earth Day. During this one-hour hike, participants will visit several bridges in hopes of seeing fish. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.

Earth Day celebrations continue at 7 pm with “Wild Words – Earth Day,” an evening of stories about our connections with the land. During the program, Door County high school students will tell real-life stories. Each presentation includes 20 slides with 20 seconds for each slide. The stories may be comedic, informative, or dramatic, but they will all be told from the heart. Light refreshments will be provided by Friends of Crossroads. The program is free and open to the public.

On April 26 at 6:30 pm is a screening of Before the Flood, a documentary from filmmaker Fisher Stevens and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. This documentary presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. The screening is free and open to the public.

Crossroads at Big Creek is a donor-supported facility made up of the Big Creek, The Cove, and the Ida Bay preserves. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan just east of the Highway 42/57 Roundabout in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4 pm daily and during scheduled activities. Trails in all preserves are open 24/7 free of charge. For more information visit

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