Citizen Science Archaeologist Digs to Start Again this Fall at Crossroads

The Friday Film at Crossroads at Big Creek, scheduled for Sept. 16 at 2 pm, is Chasing Ice. It recounts how National Geographic photographer James Balog made it his mission to gather undeniable evidence of climate change by “deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of changing glaciers.”

The Door County Climate Change Coalition is underwriting the purchase and screening rights for this film. The screening is free and open to the public. Meet in the Lecture Hall of the Collins Learning Center.

Over the past six years, Crossroads at Big Creek has had archaeological surveys conducted on all three of their properties. Again this fall, Crossroads is sponsoring a Citizen Science Archaeologist Dig at both the Ida Bay Forest and the Big Creek Cove Property. Preliminary survey work is underway.

School field trips will enable local students to work directly with professional archaeologists in their search for and analysis of clues to lives of the earliest natives. Crossroads is currently scheduling school groups for hands-on experiential archaeology between Sept. 25 and Oct. 4. Homeschool groups and individuals wanting to participate can schedule times by calling 920.746.5895. Time slots are filling up.

The Collins Learning Center at Crossroads, open 10 am – 3 pm daily, is located at 2041 Michigan, just east of the roundabout in Sturgeon Bay. Trails are always open to the public. Pets (on a leash and under control) are permitted. For maps and information go to


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