Crossroads Offers Free Family Programs

In July and August, Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay tries to nurture learners of all ages by offering free family programs at 10 am, Mondays through Thursdays. Summer educator Joan Wilkie and naturalist Joel Kaminski will share the teaching responsibilities. Below are dates and topics for the family programs for the week.

On July 11, be a geology detective in “Gifts of the Glaciers.” Learn how the massive melting glaciers, which created the Door Peninsula and Lake Michigan during the last Ice Age, left behind hills and deep valleys, lakes and habitats for many bird and animal species.

On July 12, study the amazing journey of migrating and discuss the insects, such as the monarch butterfly, that also survive enormous flight in “Fantastic Flyers.”

On July 13, “Explore the Heritage Garden” and search the garden for butterflies, bees, beetles, and other insects that help turn flowers into fruits and vegetables. Learn what plants are grown in a 1900s village garden and discuss their use for medicine as well as food.

These one-hour family programs, held rain or shine, are free and open to the public. Programs are held at the Collins Learning Center. Pre-registration is not required but if a large group will be attending, Crossroads appreciates advanced notice by calling 920.746.5895. Summer programs are made possible with a grant from the MMG Foundation. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2141 Michigan just east of the roundabout, is open during the summer from noon to 3 pm daily and during scheduled activities.

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