Visit Crossroads at Big Creek on March 12, 2 pm, for Saturday Science – an indoor/outdoor, all-ages family program that will explore how water changes from a solid to a liquid, and even to a gas. Meet in the lab at the Collins Learning Center.

Crossroads will celebrate the Ides of March on March 15, 3:30 pm, with a gentle, hour-long walk to see how animals and restoration specialists girdle trees – which for the trees is the “unkindest cut of all,” even when it’s necessary for conservation. Meet on the porch of the Collins Learning Center.

The Junior Nature Club has moved to Wednesdays. It will meet next on March 16, 10 am, to learn about “Green in Nature” and have some unstructured play. This group is for preschool children and their caregivers, but siblings and others are also welcome. All activities take place outside, so bundle up.

On March 16, 3 pm, Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula will present a recorded webinar called “Nature’s Best Hope,” featuring Douglas Tallamy. He’ll explain how people can create wildlife habitat by planting native plants. This program will also be available on YouTube.

Take your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations to Crossroads on March 17, 3:30 pm, for a gentle, hour-long hike through the Big Creek Preserve in search of green – a Crossroads tradition. Meet at the entrance to the Collins Learning Center. 

Then at 7 pm on March 17, Crossroads will host the last of the Fish Tales lecture series, when Karen Murchie, director of freshwater research at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, will present “Suckers: Swimming Superheroes of the Great Lakes.” She will describe the ecology and importance of suckers in the Great Lakes, especially in the Sturgeon Bay and Door County tributaries. Zoom and Facebook Live links will be available at are recommended inside buildings at Crossroads at Big Creek (, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.

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