The Ridges Sanctuary will again offer three days’ worth of programs and field trips – all focusing on different aspects of the Door County environment, and including many new offerings – during its annual Festival of Nature May 23-26.
Festival-packet pickup and walk-in registration will be held May 23, 4-7 pm, at the Cook-Albert Fuller Center in Baileys Harbor. Programs fill ahead of time, so advance registration is recommended.
This year’s keynote presenter will be Jordan Karsten, a UW-Oshkosh assistant professor and biological anthropologist with research interests in human osteology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology and paleoanthropology. Locally, he aids law-enforcement officers by identifying and analyzing human bones recovered from potential crime scenes and during other death investigations. Karsten will speak during the festival dinner at About Thyme Farm. There is limited space at the dinner; reservations must be made by May 11. The dinner cost is $30 per person.