Peninsula State Park presents “Rock and Roll Fossils” on Oct. 12, 4-6 pm. Stop by Park Headquarters at the Fish Creek entrance anytime to meet University of Wisconsin “rock hounds.” See fossils from the park’s ancient coral reef, learn how they formed, and how glaciers shaped Door County bluffs. Stay for 10 minutes or longer. In case of rain the program will move inside.
Go on a “Scavenger Hunt” Oct. 13, 10 am to 3 pm. Try this on-your-own, 20-minute family activity with prizes. Or stop by the park later for stargazing with “Universe in the Park.” Meet UW-Madison astronomy students at 7 pm at Nicolet Beach. Enjoy a 30-minute PowerPoint program, followed by viewing the night sky through a high-powered telescope around 7:30 pm. The star experts will stick around for an hour or longer to answer questions. If raining meet inside the Nature Center for a PowerPoint program.
The Nature Center closes Oct. 27 while the park naturalist hangs out the Gibraltar Fire Station from 10 am – 1 pm, greeting trick-or-treaters and sharing fun facts about campfire safety.