Crossroads at Big Creek is dedicated to providing education in science, history and the environment…. usually, one topic at a time. But this week, all three focus disciplines will be featured. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we will celebrate the Wisconsin Science Festival 2016. So that is science. Every day this week, second grade students from Sawyer School will be participating this their soil studies fields trips–environment. And Saturday, we screen Hometown Stories- Door County documentary , so that will be history.
The Science Festival opens Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 with the screening of CODE, Debugging the Gender Gap, an inspiring documentary designed to inspire young women to consider software engineering as a career choice.
Thursday night, we will explore Food Science with hands-on activities, based on foods & nutrition, are intended to develop science savvy. For anyone who likes science or food or better, both, this is a don’t miss opportunity.
Due, perhaps, to the upcoming release of of the film ” Fantistic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” our friends from the Door County Library have seen an increased interest in the Harry Potter series. So to celebrate the boy wizard and astronomy, our final Science Festival program will a multi-media program “Harry Potter and Astronomy.” on Friday at 7:00.
For those who are not familiar with the series, author J.K. Rowling is well versed in mythology and astronomy. In the books, characters who are true wizards can be named for celestial objects. In this program, we will explore the stars and constellations for which the fictional characters are named. Film clips..
Last spring, Crossroads was proud to host the premiere of Wisconsin Hometown Stories-Door County, which then was shown last spring in a number of venues and broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television. But for those who want to see the documentary again, Crossroads will screen the documentary at 1:00 on Saturday, October 29. Admission is free.
Wednesday, October 26,
6:30 Film: CODE, Debugging the Gender Gap.
In collaboration with the Door County Library, Crossroads will screen this documentary which “exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?…” The program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 27
7:00 Food Science Demonstrations
UW-Extension’s will host this program especially those based on foods & nutrition, are designed to develop science savvy . For anyone who likes science or food or better, both, this is a don’t miss opportunity. Lab of the Collins Learning Center. Free and open to the public.
Friday, October 28
7:00 Lecture/Activity The Real Stars of Harry Potter
This multi-media presentation will focus on astronomy and the Harry Potter book series. Film clips, book talk will make it a memorable evening. Meet at the Collins Learning Center. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 29
1:00 Documentary Screening: Wisconsin Public Television’s Hometown Stories-Door County.
The documentary will be shown on the big screen. Meet at the lecture hall of the Collins Learning Center. Free and open to the public.