Forget about the heat of summer in the air-conditioned lecture hall at Crossroads at Big Creek Aug. 29 for a screening of Chasing Ice at 2 pm. This award-winning documentary gathered evidence of the Earth’s changing climate in the far north. The film shows exquisite photography with a message. The screening is free and open to the public.
Crossroads is also hosting a lecture/garden walk Aug. 30 at 2 pm. A short slide presentation followed by a gentle ramble in the garden will help participants understand how pollinators find the nectar and pollen in our flowers. This program is free and open to the public. Participants should meet at the Collins Learning Center.
During Crossroads’ parking lot expansion, spaces will be available much of the time, but when heavy equipment is present, visitors should park at the Maintenance Building (first drive east of the main entrance) or at the Astronomy Campus parking lot (intersection of Cove Road and Utah Street).
Crossroads at Big Creek is made up of three properties: Ida Bay, The Cove, and the Big Creek Preserves. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street, is open 1 – 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday during the summer. Restrooms and trails are always open.