Learning continues at Crossroads at Big Creek this summer. Crossroads is a donor-supported learning center comprising three preserves.
Beginning July 2 until mid-August, Crossroads’ summer educator, Joan Wilkie, will offer free family programs at 10 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Meet in the Collins Learning Center.
The July 2 family program, Insect Safari, will give kids the chance to use an insect net and provided hand lens to learn about the insects that live in the meadows of Big Creek Preserve. The July 3 family program, Gift of the Glaciers, will share how the Great Lakes were formed and discuss the creatures that live in our own inland sea.
The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) will meet July 2, 7 pm, in the Stonecipher Astronomy Center. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will feature a celebration of the Apollo moon landing.
Every summer Saturday at 10 am, starting June 29, volunteers will meet at the maintenance building to learn about and remove invasive species in Crossroads’ three preserves. Participants should wear work gloves and clothes that can get dirty.
The Collins Learning Center’s summer hours are weekdays, 10 am – 4 pm; and weekends, 1-4 pm. Crossroads will be closed July 4.