Spectrum Day at Crossroads

On Oct. 18, Crossroads at Big Creek will celebrate the Wisconsin Science Festival with Spectrum Day. The Rainbow Room (also known as the Entry Level of the Collins Learning Center) will have stations where pre-school, kindergarten and primary-aged students can celebrate Spectrum Day. From 2 – 3 pm, volunteers will involve young learners in hands-on activities relating to rainbow and the spectrum.

A fire truck will be in the Collins Learning Center parking lot, and firefighters will demonstrate their thermal imaging camera to detect the infrared range.

“Demonstration and Discussion of Spectroscopy” will be offered at 3 pm by Dr. Ray Stonecipher and Dave Udell at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center. This presentation will be appropriate for high school students and older, though younger learners will be fascinated by the lights.

In the evening, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will offer a Planetarium Show at 7 pm in the Stonecipher Center. If skies are clear, there will be night sky viewing in the StarGarden at 8 pm.

On Oct. 19 at 1:30 pm, join volunteers from the Rotary Interact in pulling buckthorn near their new trail. Sturdy gloves are necessary. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.

From 5 to 7 pm, Crossroads will host an open fire pit gathering. Friends of Crossroads will have a fire going at the Council Ring and enough marshmallows (and roasting sticks) for all. Free and open to the public.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm and during scheduled activities.