Summer: A Solstice Story Reading and Story Walk

August 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Summer: A Solstice Story Reading and Story Walk with Author Kelsey Gross

Celebrate the wonder of summer and storytelling with Kelsey Gross, author of Summer: A Solstice Story. The long summer days are here, and in the peace and stillness of the morning, the forest seems quiet and asleep. But there is always life everywhere if you know where—and when—to look. Solstice is here! On the longest day of the year, friends Squirrel, Raccoon, Bear, Sparrow, Rabbit, Woodpecker, and Deer gather to share the gifts of new light and life that summer brings.

From 4-4:30pm, we will gather, mingle, and play. An Environmental Educator will lead a learning activity. At 4:45, Kelsey will read Summer. After the reading, there will be an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed. A self-guided story walk ends this program along a stroller accessible, prairie and edge habitat trail to soak in the wonder of summer! Join for all or part of this program.

Learn more about Summer: A Solstice Story and author Kelsey Gross below.

All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-register by July 31 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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About Summer: A Solstice Story

The long summer days are here, and in the peace and stillness of the morning, the forest seems quiet and asleep. But there is always life everywhere if you know where—and when—to look. Solstice is here! On the longest day of the year, friends Squirrel, Raccoon, Bear, Sparrow, Rabbit, Woodpecker, and Deer gather to share the gifts of new light and life that summer brings.

About Kelsey Gross

I started writing poems and stories in first grade and dreamed of becoming an author. Many years and career paths later, I’m delighted to return to my original plan!

Picture books are powerful. The combination of illustrations and words create emotional experiences that help kids dream big, connect with their caregivers, wrestle with difficult questions, and learn to care for one another and our world. I’m honored to be part of these vitally important moments in children’s lives. One of my favorite things is talking with young readers. They continually inspire me to stay curious, laugh often, and see the world in new ways.

August 1 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Storytelling Around the Fire

December 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Storytelling Around the Fire

Gather around, young and old, as we weave tales around the woodstove at the Sugarbush House. A Riveredge Educator will read children’s books and folk tales as you sip warm tea and cocoa. We will take a short hike to gather inspiration from the natural world, and return to the fireside to record your story, by picture or by written word. Journals and writing materials provided by Riveredge. Participants will be invited to share their stories to conclude our homage to this long standing human tradition.

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December 10, 2022 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

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(262) 375-2715

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