looking for some fun, family outdoors activities this week? Stop by Crossroads at Big Creek (, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, to get involved in one of its many nature-based programs.

Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate in the Habitat Healers‘ land restoration efforts July 9th, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Instructions, equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade will all be provided. Wear clothes and shoes that can wet and dirty.

Join Summer Educator Joan Wilkie for “Great Lakes Fish” to discover the wonders of the Great Lakes fisheries 11 July, 10 a.m.; and even July 1210 a.m., for “Fantastic leaflets” on the mysteries of migration in the fields and woods of Crossroads. Head to the Collins Learning Center for these free programswhich last about an hour.

Ken Bradbury will present “Wisconsin Geoheritage” on July 12, 6:30 p.m., in the amphitheater of the Collins Learning Center. His speech – a educational awareness of the Crossroads School of Land Restoration – will provide a geological history of the state, highlight some of its notable geological sites and discuss geology as it intersects with human problems.

The Gate Peninsula Astronomical Society will also host its monthly meeting July 127 p.m. at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay. Visitors are encouraged to attend.

On July 1310 a.m., Wilkie will lead a program that explores how plants and animals in ancient seas transformed into the fossils found at a crossroads. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.

Then find out about the amphibians and other animals that live in the wetlands of Crossroads July 14th, 6:30 p.m. The naturalist will try to catch some to take a closer look. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.

Finally, join the musicians Tad Greene and David LeFevre and puppeteer and storyteller Nancy Hawkins for Songs and Stories at Crossroads Outdoor Amphitheater July 15th7 p.m. plus s’mores at the council ring campfire after. No registration is required.


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