The Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek houses a collection of books and periodicals that reflect the Crossroads focuses: science, history and the environment. Recently, Crossroads received a special donation of books from Emma Toft’s personal library. Many are out-of-print classics; others have letters and cards tucked between the pages or field notes jotted in the margins. A special area of the Collins library will be dedicated to her collection.
On March 15, 2 pm, the Friday Film will be the Wisconsin Public Television documentary Emma Toft: One with Nature. Afterward, attendees may gather around the fireplace, enjoy refreshments and view Toft’s books on display in the lab.
Dale Goodner will discuss using native plants to restore backyard landscapes during “Restoring Ecology in the Backyard” on March 14, 7 pm, in the Collins Learning Center.
Ski for Free continues on March 16, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and March 17, 11 am – 3:30 pm. If the weather permits skiing, stop by the Crossroads Maintenance building to get fitted for equipment.
You can also take a nature hike on March 17, 4 pm, to search for signs of green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.
Ben Futa will present “The Ecological Garden” – a exploration of how our gardens are a partnership with nature – on March 19, 7 pm, in the Collins Learning Center.
The Collins Learning Center, at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2-4 pm daily and during scheduled events.