Although the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so that staff can enjoy their holiday dinner with family, the learning will continue just after the food and festivity is wrapped up. In fact, Crossroads will offer a learning opportunity that revolves around the kitchen the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
“Kitchen Physics” is the theme for the Cross-generational Educational Program to be held from 1:30 – 3:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 28. Designed so one adult and one youth (aged seven to 12) can learn together, this class will focus on the science concepts which can be demonstrated with everyday objects and materials found in a kitchen. Hands-on activities and take-home items will be included. Activities are free, but pre-registration is required. Limit to eight pairs of learners. Call 920.746.5895 by Friday noon to register. No walk-ins.
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 pm the learning will extend way beyond the kitchen as the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society invites the community to their December meeting at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center at the Crossroads. The program “What Is the Habitable Zone” will be presented by Dave Udell.
The Friends of Crossroads will gather at the Collins Learning Center on Wednesday, December 2, at 5:30 to Deck the Halls. After preparing the learning center for the holidays, the Friends will hold a short meeting, share merriment and holiday goodies. Visitors are encouraged.
Those with cabin fever, will be happy to know that the trails at Crossroads are free and open to the public. Dogs (on leash and under control) are permitted.
Crossroads is a learning preserve welcoming visitors of all ages to programs about science, history and the environment. Trails are open to the public. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay is open 2 – 5 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving).