Explore Crossroads with Naturalists, Presenters

Crossroads at Big Creek will host the Climate Change Coalition of Door County program “Good Medicine: How Health Professionals and Systems Can Make Their Patients and Communities Healthier While Fighting Climate Change” on July 22, 6 pm. The presenter, Dr. Joel Charles, will discuss the impact of climate change on human health and how health professionals and systems can engage in addressing this critical issue. He’ll also describe the work being done by Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action.

Musicians Tad Greene and David LeFevre, and puppeteer and storyteller Nancy Hawkins present Words in the Woods on July 22, 7 pm in the outdoor amphitheater. Then stay for s’mores at the council ring campfire.

Habitat Healers will meet July 23, 9:30-11:30 am, to help with land-restoration efforts. All are welcome at this regular gathering, and instructions, equipment, cookies and lemonade will be provided. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty

Learn about the Great Lakes’ fish and other creatures July 25, 10 am, with summer educator Joan Wilkie. Meet at the Collins Learning Center. 

Then join Wilkie’s insect safari July 26, 10 am, to discover the secrets of insects as they transform from egg to adult. Hand lenses and collection nets will be provided.

Summer nature programs will continue July 27, 10 am, when visitors can learn about the mysteries of migration in Crossroads’ fields and woodlands with Joan Wilkie. 

Return at 6:30 pm July 27, when Jason Miller will present “Ecology of Wisconsin’s Orchids,” an offering of the Land Restoration School at Crossroads. This free talk will be held in the Collins Learning Center’s lecture hall. 

And July 28, 6:30-7:30 pm, explore Big Creek with a Crossroads naturalist.

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