Join the Club
We know finding time to get outside can be tough and that figuring out what to do once outside can be even more difficult. That’s why Riveredge Nature Center has started a community based Family Nature Club series in Ozaukee, Washington, and Sheboygan Counties.
What’s a Family Nature Club?
- Family Nature Clubs provide scheduled family time during the week, where members can work and play together outside without distractions.
- Family Nature Club gatherings will take place monthly from September to June, and our club leaders take charge of all the organizing of trips and activities and allow families to focus on bonding, instead of planning.
- Not only will you connect as a family, but you’ll meet other families with similar values and interests and experience natural areas and activities throughout your community that you can return to again and again!
Ready to join the club? Check out all the meeting dates for each county below and just fill out the one minute Google Form for that club to RSVP! The club is totally free, and you can join at any time- no long term commitment needed!
When we meet
Main Meeting Location: (check individual dates for any trips or off-site meetings planned)
Check out our latest happenings on our Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/OzCoFNC/
Leaders: Kendra Swanson, Cedarburg Scientist in Residence @Riveredge Nature Center
Outing Times: One Thursday a Month (usually the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Upcoming Meeting Dates & Activities:
Thursday, February 8th– 4:30 to 6 PM @ Riveredge Nature Center: Nature Super Heros Night! Join us at Riveredge Nature Center as dress up and we imagine ourselves as Super Heros for Nature- what good will your hero spread? We’ll review some super powers that creatures have to survive the winter in Wisconsin, play a camouflage game, and sled (if there’s snow!)
Thursday, March 8th– 4:30pm-6 PM @ Riveredge Nature Center: March Map Quest! Find your way to Riveredge for an evening of map reading, map making, and an evening of hide and seek orienteering games. Follow clues, learn to use a compass, and hide a treasure for others to uncover!
Thursday, April 12th– 4:30pm-6 PM @ Riveredge Nature Center: April Showers Obstacle Course Event! Dress for a spring time mess! We’ll explore the woods and natural playground together to design an obstacle course for everyone to make their way through. We’ll modify the course as time allows. Please dress in layers and prepare for potentially wet and muddy gear!
Thursday, May 10th– 4:30pm-6 PM @ Lion’s Den Gorge (YES- We are TRYING THIS AGAIN!) for Mutt Mayhem! Join us as we hike Lion’s Den Gorge trails with our Canine Friends. We’ll look at responsible pet ownership in natural habitats and discover the benefits of how dogs help us enjoy the outdoors and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Well socialized dogs on leash are welcome.
FRIDAY~ June 15th, 2018- Family Nature Club End of Season Hullabaloo! Families from all 4 clubs will be invited to spend the evening on the land at Riveredge Nature Center with activities including swimming, canoeing, fishing, campfire cooking, a night hike, and outdoor crafts. Space is limited so sign up early!