Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

August 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

SOS! A Riveredge Naturalist has been cooped up in the Coop near Farm Pond and is looking for some curious folks to listen to all they’ve learned about the landscape around them. Explore seasonal nature objects (pelts, bones, stones, dried plants, seeds, or branches), check out an ID book for your hike, and bring your questions.

All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by and adult 18+.

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

Pre-registration is not required, but helpful.

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August 24 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

July 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

SOS! A Riveredge Naturalist has been cooped up in the Coop near Farm Pond and is looking for some curious folks to listen to all they’ve learned about the landscape around them. Explore seasonal nature objects (pelts, bones, stones, dried plants, seeds, or branches), check out an ID book for your hike, and bring your questions.

All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by and adult 18+.

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

Pre-registration is not required, but helpful.

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July 20 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

June 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cooped Up Naturalist: Drop-In Naturalist Session

SOS! A Riveredge Naturalist has been cooped up in the Coop near Farm Pond and is looking for some curious folks to listen to all they’ve learned about the landscape around them. Explore seasonal nature objects (pelts, bones, stones, dried plants, seeds, or branches), check out an ID book for your hike, and bring your questions.

All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by and adult 18+.

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

Pre-registration is not required, but helpful.

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June 22 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

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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(262) 375-2715

Growing Green: Shearing Sheep & Angora Goats Demonstration

April 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Growing Green: Shearing Sheep & Angora Goats Demonstration

Join us for an immersive experience at Honey Creek Orchard in Cedarburg (address below) as part of our Growing Green program series. Witness the skill and expertise of Luke and Bri, two of our Riveredge Nature Center educators, who also co-own the business Riversong Shearing. This interactive demonstration offers a unique opportunity not only to witness the artistry of shearing firsthand but also to learn from Luke and Bri about sustainable farming practices, the importance of fiber animals in agriculture, and the harmonious relationship between humans, animals, and the environment. Whether you’re a seasoned farmer, a fiber arts enthusiast, or simply curious about the world of agriculture, this event promises to be both educational and inspiring. Don’t miss out on this enriching experience as we explore the wonders of Growing Green through shearing. Learn more about Luke, Bri, and Riversong Shearing below.

Members*: $10 | Non-members: $15

All ages welcome. Children under 2 can attend free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration required by April 22 at 4:00 pm.

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About Luke, Bri, and Riversong Shearing:

Luke and Bri lead a unique lifestyle, spending most of the year working at Riveredge and then embarking on an exciting journey as traveling shearers during the shearing season. Their adventures take them across 13 states, starting in Florida during the winter months and shearing at approximately 250 farms. Specializing in sheep, alpacas, and llamas, Luke and Bri bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the shearing demonstration. As they expertly shear the sheep and Angora goats, they will share insights into their nomadic lifestyle, their experiences on the road with their faithful chihuahua companion, and the joys and challenges of life as traveling shearers.

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If you need to check your membership status , please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected] or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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April 23 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

8210 Pioneer Rd
Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012 United States
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Little Explorers Playgroup

May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Explorers Playgroup

Little Explorers is a playgroup open to families with children ages 2 to 5 years old.  These naturalist guided experiences are designed with 45 minutes of structured play & exploration followed by 45 minutes of free play. Adults are encouraged to play along with their little explorers as well. Little siblings (0-1) are welcome to tag along too.

Members*: $3 | Non-members: $7

Pre-register by May 29 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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Members:

Follow the instructions using the button below to login to your member account for member discounts on programs and events. You can use this login to check your membership status, see your expiration date, and renew your membership as well.

If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected] or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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May 30 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

8210 Pioneer Rd
Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012 United States
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Family Nature Club: Fishing Fun at Ridge Run!

May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Family Nature Club Fishing Fun at Ridge Run!

Spend the afternoon on the banks of Wells Lake in Ridge Run Park with a pole in your hand and hopefully a few bites on your line! Learn how to tie on a hook, bait your hook, and safely cast your line into the water. We will try to catch and identify each fish before releasing them back into their home.

We’ll bring some poles and bait for folks to use – or bring your own. 🙂 Fishing license required for adults. Baits and poles will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This space is stroller friendly!

Family Nature Club is a free offering to our community designed for kids, teens, and their families. We facilitate outdoor, environmental-education based experiences for families to enjoy together.

Park at Ridge Run Park Central entrance in West Bend (address below) and meet at the Lakeside Shelter.

All ages are welcome!

Pre-registration is required by May 20 at 11:55 pm.

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

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May 21 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

300 S University Dr
West Bend, WI 53095
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Nature Tots

May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Nature Tots

Nature Tots is an early childhood program designed for learners ages 2-5 years old, accompanied by an adult guardian (little siblings ages 0-1 are welcome to tag along). A Riveredge Naturalist will focus on outdoor exploration, literacy, physical development, nature intelligence, and social development.

Members*: $4 | Non-members: $8

Pre-register by May 14 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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Members:

Follow the instructions using the button below to login to your member account for member discounts on programs and events. You can use this login to check your membership status, see your expiration date, and renew your membership as well.

If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected] or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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May 15 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Nature Tots

May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Nature Tots

Nature Tots is an early childhood program designed for learners ages 2-5 years old, accompanied by an adult guardian (little siblings ages 0-1 are welcome to tag along). A Riveredge Naturalist will focus on outdoor exploration, literacy, physical development, nature intelligence, and social development.

Members*: $4 | Non-members: $8

Pre-register by May 10 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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*MEMBERS: Riveredge has a new registration system. Please login (for the member discount) by following these instructions.

Members:

Follow the instructions using the button below to login to your member account for member discounts on programs and events. You can use this login to check your membership status, see your expiration date, and renew your membership as well.

If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected] or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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May 11 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

Little Explorers Playgroup

May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Explorers Playgroup

Little Explorers is a playgroup open to families with children ages 2 to 5 years old.  These naturalist guided experiences are designed with 45 minutes of structured play & exploration followed by 45 minutes of free play. Adults are encouraged to play along with their little explorers as well. Little siblings (0-1) are welcome to tag along too.

Members*: $3 | Non-members: $7

Pre-register by May 8 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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*MEMBERS: Riveredge has a new registration system. Please login (for the member discount) by following these instructions.

Members:

Follow the instructions using the button below to login to your member account for member discounts on programs and events. You can use this login to check your membership status, see your expiration date, and renew your membership as well.

If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected] or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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May 9 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715

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