Ecological restoration school opening at Door County nature preserve

STURGEON BAY – A new, eight-week school at Crossroads at Big Creek will teach ecological restoration of degraded lands to a handful of adults each summer, starting in about a month.

The Land Restoration School is an initiative of Crossroads, a 200-acre nature preserve in Sturgeon Bay that “offers education, conducts research and provides outdoor experiences to inspire environmental stewardship in learners of all ages,” according to its website.

The school is designed to provide an educational immersion for six to 12 students of college age or older in the principles, practices and planning of restoring degraded lands.

Prospective students should aim to work in ecological restoration or a similar field and could include those adding to or enhancing their college experiences, following a non-college learning path or seeking a career change. Lodging and a paid fellowship grant are part of the experience to allow students to fully concentrate on their classwork.

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