School Programs

“Research shows that schools that use outdoor classrooms and other methods of direct-experience learning produce students with improved standardized test scores and grade-point averages and enhanced skills in problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making.”

Richard LouvLast Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Your Program Options Include:

  • Programs taught at Riveredge (over 20 programs to choose from)
  • Programs taught at Your School
  • Professional Development opportunities for teachers and administrators
  • School Partnerships: we work individually with each district to craft and package a partnership that is effective and efficient. Options include: assigned Riveredge staff as “school naturalists” to assist teachers in incorporating outdoor learning within their existing curriculum, annual outdoor experiences at Riveredge for all students, newsletter and educational offerings for families, outreach programs at the schools, and professional development and appropriate supplies for teachers

The Riveredge Advantage:

  • Awaken curiosity and motivate life long learning
  • Convey an appreciation of the natural world and a recognition of our interdependence and membership within it
  • Instill an understanding that all things are connected within Earth’s systems
  • Inspire others through creativity, spontaneity and fun
  • No child left inside – our programs are primarily outside experiences
  • Excellence in environmental education grounded in over 45 years of leadership in Wisconsin
  • Innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based, fun, affordable programs
  • A low student to instructor ratio
  • An ecologically diverse 380-acre outdoor classroom for program explorations