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Register for field trips with The Ridges Sanctuary for the Festival of Nature

There is still time for you to register for some outdoor activities and hands-on field trips in Door County. Throughout Memorial Day weekend and early June, The Ridges Sanctuary will be providing over 60 field trips and activities for families and community members. 


While some are sold out, there is bound to be something that piques your interest. Katie Krouse, Assistant Director of The Ridges Sanctuary says it’s a “choose your own adventure” type of festival. With limited availability, some activities include hiking, kayaking, biking, learning, and exploring. 


Some trips include going hiking and learning more about fossils. Join Dave Bultman, a local fossil hunter and expert, and explore and identify local fossils. Learning to draw plants of your choice with scientific illustrator Kathleen Garness. Supplies will be provided. 


You will also have the opportunity to go out onto Lake Michigan on a retired U.S. Navy boat. Hear stories of the past, of shipwrecks and lighthouses, ancient geology, and current geography. Also, take a hike through the dunes to Europe Lake and the headlands of Newport State Park in search of birds and wildflowers, bring your binoculars. 


There are many more field trips to register for, to see what the festival has to offer, click this link. 

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