Riveredge’s watery worlds are bursting with life in Spring! Join Riveredge naturalists and search for frogs, tadpoles, salamanders and other creatures that live in our wetlands. Get a close up look at live reptiles and amphibians while learning more about their fascinating lives; from their calls to their lifecycles. Wander from pond to pond and then make a stop to peek through a microscope, hear a short story, and enjoy refreshments with a quick craft all focused on discovering pond pife- from frogs, to turtles, and even arthropods!
Bring the whole family for all or part of the program; you won’t want to miss this special celebration of spring! Dress for the weather and don’t forget your boots. Pre-registration suggested; required for groups.
Don’t miss the Madison Herpetology Society! This group of passionate volunteers will be on site to educate herp enthusiasts and the general public about frequently misunderstood reptiles and amphibians. Unfortunately, these animals get a negative image due to fear, movies, and misconceptions. Stop by their station to dispell those myths and learn the truth about these animals and how amazing they really are. Plus- you’ll get to meet the loveable Tank- a black and white Argentine Tegu!
Non-Member: $8 per child (adults free of charge)
Members: $5 per child (adults free of charge)
Online registration will be open until 9 AM on Saturday- pre-registration helps you get to the frogs faster, but otherwise please feel free to walk-in and register day of! This event is designed to be festival style, so please feel free to join us whenever best works with your schedule. Be sure to save plenty of time for all the fun, though! See you Saturday!
Tips for first timers
Please note: Riveredge has recently upgraded our registration system. The good news? Registering for programs should now be much quicker and much easier! You will easily be able to register multiple family members at once, save your contact info for easy reuse, and quickly browse available programs. The bad news? Because this is a new system, we can not transfer over your old account. Unfortunately, that means you will need to create a new account on the new system and re-enter your information. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience, but please know that once you have your new account created and your info saved, you’ll have to do very little work to register for future programs.