2 Day Bird Banding Orientation Workshop

May 4 & 5 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

2 Day Bird Banding Orientation Workshop

This 2-day orientation involves an indoor classroom day and an outdoor banding demonstration day. Explore the fascinating world of bird banding in this beginner-level course. Learn essential techniques for safely capturing, handling, and banding birds while understanding the importance of research in avian conservation. Discover the basics of bird identification, data recording, and ethical considerations in the field. Join us on a hands-on journey to deepen your connection with feathered friends and contribute to scientific knowledge.

Ages 16+

Members: $90 | Non-members: $100

Pre-registration required by May 1 at 5:00 pm.

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May 4 @ 7:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

April 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Love gourmet mushrooms and want to learn how to grow your own? Join us at the Riveredge Farm and learn about shiitake mushroom cultivation and help with every step of the process to inoculate hardwood logs with shiitake spawn. Fee includes a shiitake log to take home.

Ages 18+

Member: $45 | Non-member: $55

Pre-registration is required by April 18 at 11:55 pm.

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April 20 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Frog and Toad Identification & Survey Workshop

April 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Frog and Toad Identification & Survey Workshop

Discover the basics of frog and toad surveying as we guide you through fundamental identification skills. Engage with the local community and explore ongoing research that unveils the secrets of these amphibians.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Members: Free | Non-members: $10 | Children under 12: Free

Pre-registration required by April 12 at 5:00 pm.

This program will be held in the Barn building at Riveredge Nature Center.

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April 13 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Tea & Topics: Beavers in the Milwaukee River (In Person and Virtual)

March 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tea & Topics Beavers in the Milwaukee River In Person and Virtual

Beavers are ecosystem engineers with the ability to build and maintain diverse wetland habitats. Beaver ponds have the potential to store and filter floodwater and increase the quality and quantity of habitat for fish, birds, mammals, and other wildlife. Cheryl Nenn from Milwaukee Riverkeeper to discuss the current beaver populations within the Milwaukee River Basin, how humans are partnering with beavers around the world to reduce flooding and increase wetlands, and how beavers might be able to play a larger role in our watershed in the future.

Coming in person? Meet in the Riveredge Barn! Otherwise, Zoom link is below.

Tea & Topics are always free to join! | Ages 18+

Pre-registration is not required.

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March 14 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Beginners Backpacking Trip

April 13-14 @ 12pm (4/13) – 5pm (4/14)

Beginners Backpacking Trip

Are you interested in backpacking but not sure where to begin? Spend two days and one night along the Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit learning essential backpacking skills in a safe and supportive atmosphere with a small group of like-minded folks. Guided by Adventure Education Manager, Bailey Veal, this trip offers a perfect introduction to the joys of backpacking. Embrace the challenge, camp under starlit skies, make new friends, and create lasting memories! No previous backpacking experience necessary – just a sense of adventure!

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 20th

Ages 21+

Members: $170 | Non Members: $190

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On this trip, you will learn:

– Overnight trip planning
– Packing an overnight pack
– Gear options and recommendations
– Safety considerations
– Water filtration techniques
– Backcountry meal preparation & storage
– Leave No Trace Principles and wilderness travel ethics
– Foot care and hygiene on the trail – And more!

What to Expect:

– Mandatory pre-trip planning meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 5-7 PM
– Hiking a total of 8-12 miles over two days
– Hiking over varied terrain
– Carrying ~30 lbs
– An empowering and hands-on learning experience with like-minded individuals

We bring:

– Backcountry camping permits
– All backcountry meals
– Group camping and cooking gear (tents, tarps, cooking equipment, water filters, etc)
– Detailed packing list

You Bring:

– Snacks
– Personal Gear: 50L+ Backpack and sleeping system (20°F sleeping bag and pad) *Riveredge has a limited supply of backpacks, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads available. Please let us know if you would like to rent one of these items. Backpacks and sleeping systems may also be rented for the weekend from Horizon Outfitters in Hartford, WI. Please inquire for more information!
– Personal utensils, bowl, and mug
– Personal clothing and items
– Vehicle Sticker/State Parks Admission

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April 13 @ 12:00 pm April 14 @ 5:00 pm

Student Research Symposium

November 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save the Date Student Research Symposium

Come learn about new, fascinating research from students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Presenters will share their work in biology, environmental science, chemistry, geology, and other sciences. Awards will be presented to the strongest presentations!

More information coming soon.

Proudly sponsored by

Great Waters Group Sierra Club

Paul Kolosso

Southeastern Wisconsin Trout Unlimited


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Questions? Contact Jana Gedymin for more information.

November 9 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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SAWW Chainsaw Training Level 2

March 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SAWW Chainsaw Training Level 2

Join SAWW (Safety and Woods Worker) trainer Luke Saunders (Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC) for a hands-on training in chainsaw use, maintenance, and technique. Spend time both outside and in the classroom, practicing how to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably, and productively.

This class is part two of a four level series through the Safety and Woods Working training program (SAWW). Topics include: basic chainsaw maintenance; review of the cutter tooth and hands-on sharpening; introduction to wedges; planning and executing tree felling; planning and executing limbing and bucking.

Participants are encouraged to bring your own equipment and a lunch (not provided).

Members: $200 | Non-members: $210

Ages 18+ | Pre-registration required by March 25 at 4:00 pm.

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March 27 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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SAWW Chainsaw Training Level 1

March 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SAWW Chainsaw Training Level 1

Join SAWW (Safety and Woods Worker) trainer Luke Saunders (Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC) for a hands-on training in chainsaw use, maintenance, and technique. Spend time both outside and in the classroom, practicing how to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably, and productively.

This class is part one of a four level series through the Safety and Woods Working training program (SAWW). Topics include: personal protective equipment (PPE); body mechanics; chainsaw safety features; the chain and the cutter tooth; reactive forces; planning and executing tree felling, limbing, and bucking; introductory bore cutting and open face felling. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell at least one tree. Helmets are mandatory.

Participants are encouraged to bring your own equipment and a lunch (not provided).

Members: $200 | Non-members: $210

Ages 18+ | Pre-registration required by March 22 at 4:00 pm.

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March 26 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Co-Ed Chainsaw Startup and Maintenance

April 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-Ed Chainsaw Startup and Maintenance

Do you want to become more informed on chainsaw operation and maintenance? Join us for this co-ed class and study with chainsaw experts. This workshop will:

– Introduce various saw models and sizes, helping find your best fit for the job ahead. We will see a wide variety of Stihl brand gas and electric saws
– Showcase accessories and personal protective equipment
– Practice starting saws safely (without a toothed chain)
– Review chainsaw anatomy and maintenance (cleaning, diagnostics, disassembly, common troubleshooting, seasonal maintenance, gas treatments, specialty bar oils, bar conditioning
– Reading chains and filing demonstration

If you don’t have a saw to bring, we can provide one.

Ages 18+

Member: $55 | Non-member: $65

Pre-registration is required by April 16 at 11:55 pm.

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April 18 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Women Only Chainsaw Startup and Maintenance

April 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Women Only Chainsaw Startup and Maintenance

Do you want to become more informed on chainsaw operation and maintenance? Join us for this women’s only class and study with chainsaw experts. This workshop will:

– Introduce various saw models and sizes, helping find your best fit for the job ahead. We will see a wide variety of Stihl brand gas and electric saws
– Showcase accessories and personal protective equipment
– Practice starting saws safely (without a toothed chain)
– Review chainsaw anatomy and maintenance (cleaning, diagnostics, disassembly, common troubleshooting, seasonal maintenance, gas treatments, specialty bar oils, bar conditioning
– Reading chains and filing demonstration

If you don’t have a saw to bring, we can provide one.

Ages 18+

Member: $55 | Non-member: $65

Pre-registration is required by April 15 at 11:55 pm.

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April 17 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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