Named for Crossroads at Big Creek’s favorite dwarf planet, Pluto Club is geared for very small learners, ages 4 – 6 (though first and second graders are welcome, as are older siblings and adults). Pluto Club will meet Sept. 11 at 3:30 pm. The topic for this meeting is “Planets.” This free, 45-minute program includes hands-on activities introducing the basics of astronomy at an age-appropriate level. Meet in the Lower Level learning space of the Collins Learning Center.
Learners of all ages are encouraged to join the members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society for an evening of skygazing at Crossroads’ Astronomy Campus on Sept. 12. Saturn should be visible in the west and the Summer Triangle will be directly overhead. The gate opens at dusk. This is a “clear sky only” event and it’s free.
On Sept. 16, 2 – 6 pm, the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) and Door Property Owners will offer the program, “Emerald Ash Borer – What’s New and What’s Next?” Linda Williams, a forest health specialist from the Wisconsin DNR will present the latest Emerald Ash Borer information for Door County. Time will be allotted for discussion and questions on ash, and also beech bark disease, and DCIST will provide an overview of current projects and upcoming events.
The Collins Learning Center at Crossroads, located at 2041 Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during scheduled activities.