Peninsula State Park of Door County Offers Various Programs

Peninsula State Park is offering a variety of programs in July.

The public is invited to attend a star gazing program on July 17 beginning at 9 pm at Nicolet Beach. Universe in the Park, a UW –Madison astronomy group funded through educational grants, will share facts about constellations, planets and more through a 30-minute presentation. Then, participants have the opportunity to look through a high-powered telescope.

A campfire featuring songs and Native American legends will take place at the Nature Center on July 18 from 8 – 9 pm. The event will be led by a dynamic duo, Charlie and Don, who have been entertaining campfire crowds for over a decade. Attendees are encouraged to bring mosquito repellent and a lawn chair.

DNR Forester Bill Ruff will lead a trail walk that will feature tree identification, facts and tools of the forester on July 19 from 10 – 11 am. Forester Ruff will also answer questions about the deadly emerald ash borer and beech bark disease. The walk, which will begin at the Nature Center, is easy and less than half-a-mile. Optional tree crafts for kids will follow the walk. Donations are appreciated for crafts.

All programs are free and open to the public, but a state park vehicle sticker is required. For more information call the Peninsula’s Nature Center at 920.854.5976.