Fourth grade just got a whole lot better.

Fourth grade is a time to explore Wisconsin. At Riveredge, we think it’s the perfect time for families to explore our natural world too! In recognition of President Obama’s efforts to get kids outside and experiencing our public lands, through the Every Kid in a Park initiative, Riveredge is offering 4th graders in southeastern Wisconsin a FREE one‐year, ‘all access’ membership to Riveredge Nature Center (September—August). Swing from the tree tops, catch crayfish in the river, tap a maple tree, or relax in the hammocks—with over ten miles of trails and countless family programs, exploring nature with your family just became easy.

We’re committed to building happier, healthier families and communities. Studies continue to show that time spent outdoors increases creativity, reduces stress, improves mood, and even boosts health! And it’s never too early to start- in fact, one study reports that children who interact with nature before the age of 11 are more likely to have positive attitudes towards nature and the environment when they are older. Another perfect reason to ensure all our 4th graders have access to safe, fun, and close natural areas like Riveredge.

Isle Royale and Yellowstone too

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Our project is in partnership with the “Every Kid In a Park” initiative, which is giving every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to any national park, forest, land or water for an entire year. Fourth graders are able to register for a pass that allows them and their family to experience all the beautiful natural areas the country has to offer. With the Every Kid in a Park pass and a free Riveredge membership, we hope fourth graders have the ability to get outdoors on both a national and local level.

To learn more about the Every Kid in a Park initiative and to sign up for a pass, visit their site at https://www.everykidinapark.gov.

So, where is this Riveredge place?

We are located right outside Saukville, WI- an easy 30 minute drive from Milwaukee.

Celebrate all year long

Riveredge will be planning special pop up activities just for fourth graders all year long. Watch this page for updates.

Wait, what if we’re already members?

We really appreciate all our families who have already joined the Riveredge movement as members and don’t want them to miss out on this opportunity. If you have a fourth grader in your family and are already members, let us know and we will add an extra year of membership to your current one.

All Access Membership Benefits

Year round access to Riveredge Trails dawn to dusk

Free participation in general programs and festivals

Invitations to member only events

Free snowshoe use during building hours @ Riveredge

Admission to over 140 nature centers throughout the country

Discounts on camps, special programs, nature store & rentals

6 Riveredge day passes to share with family & friends

4 free day passes to the Feith Family YMCA (Port Washington)