Washington, Plum & Rock Islands enjoys wonderful bird migration in the spring. Our festival takes full advantage of this and will provide participating birders with small group birding and a chance to view bird netting and banding. Join us for some exceptional birding!
Miranda Paul will give a one hour presentation based on her book One Plastice Bag VIsatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia. This program is co hosted with the Washington Island Library.
Miranda Paul has been an avid recycler since elementary school, when she won a contest by transforming a discarded cereal box into a beautiful holiday ornament. She still loves rummaging for treasures but now spends most of her time teaching and writing books for children. Over the past decade, Miranda has traveled to the Gambia as a volunteer teacher, a fair‐trade and literacy advocate, a freelance journalist—which led her to the subject of her new book, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia. The book has garnered a starred review from School Library Journal and was named a Junior Library Guild selection. Miranda lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with one husband, two kids, ten bookcases, and a hundred new ideas. Find her online at www.mirandapaul.com, and discover more about her latest book at www.oneplasticbag.com.
Join us for a hike searching for local mushrooms with Charlotte Lukes. We will meet at the ANC at 1:30 and travel to locations on the Island. Then at 7:30 that evening she will present a powerpoint program of Mushrooms of Door County.
JoinCharlotte has been studying mushrooms for more than 30 years and has listed over 550 species for Door County. She is currently writing a book on the Mushrooms of Door County which will be illustrated with Roy’s digital photographs. Her power point program will introduce viewers to many of the major groups and show some common edible species as well as some deadly poisonous ones.
Join us for a reception on Thursday, July 19 at 4:30 to view the show and meet the artist.
Saturday, July 14 11 AM -3 PM Join us for this annual famliy center event. There will be lots of fun art activities for everyone to experience including: face painting, mono-printing, making your own "slime", bird mobiles, caricature drawings and more. Ice cream, soda, brats and hot dogs for sale. Fun for the whole family!
Join us starting at 6:30 PM as we kick off our 2018 season with our annual Opening Reception. Come view our featured show "My Life in Threads: featuring the Quilts, Purses, and Dolls of Jill Jorgenson", the art of our many Island Artists. You can also view our exciting new exhibits in the Nature Center and meet our naturalists.
This exhibit features the quilts, purses, and dolls of Island artists Jill Jorgenson. Come to our Opening reception to meet the artist.
The Story of the Kirtland Warbler: A Path Towards Conservation Success by Sarah Warner of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Hunters of the Sky Raptor Program: featuring raptors from Open Door Bird Sanctuary. This program presents a mix of owls, hawks and falcons and their hight specialized hunting techniques. Four live birds will be at the program.
Washington, Plum & Rock Islands enjoys wonderful bird migration in the spring. Our new festival takes full advantage of this and will provide participating birders with small group birding and a chance to view bird netting and banding. Join us for some exceptional birding!
Annual Washington Island Artists Association Exhibit
August Northern Exposure: Oil Paintings by Doug Clarke
Featuring the art of Charles H Jack, Laura J Jack and Julia C. Jack-Scott