Entries by jjens

Diversity Outdoors, Part 2

July 23, 2020 Dear Riveredge Family,   We promised to keep you updated on our work in decreasing systemic barriers for communities of color when accessing the outdoors.  Since sharing our last reflections with you, we’ve had friends of Riveredge ask us to communicate the work we are already, and have been, engaged in to […]

High School Internships

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2019. The Riveredge High School Internship Program offers a chance for upper high school students, who have completed at least their sophomore year in school, the opportunity to work at Riveredge Nature Center while experiencing many elements of a nature-based nonprofit organization.  Interns will become part of […]

Sugarbush House

For 50 years, maple sugarin’ has been not just a program at Riveredge, but a way of life. Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the mix of whimsy, fun, learning, and natural wonder that makes Riveredge, well, Riveredge…than the eyes of a child. Imagine a child who has just connected the maple syrup on a steaming pancake […]

Andy Larsen, A Riveredge Legend, Has Passed

It is with heavy hearts we share with our membership the news that Andy Larsen, Riveredge’s first Executive Director and naturalist, passed away on Friday evening. It is no stretch to say that Riveredge, as we know it today, would not exist without the immense sacrifice, passion, and devotion of Andy and his family. Beginning his time at […]

New Forestry Curriculum Available

With gratitude to the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board, Riveredge is happy to provide our forestry management curriculum as a resource for other environmental educators, parents, and institutions.  We also thank our older homeschool students who, perhaps unknowingly, helped us fine tune and create this curriculum last school year! This 5 week curriculum engages middle and […]

Holiday Building Hours

The trails at Riveredge will continue to be open from dawn to dusk every day. Please use the self check-in envelopes on the front door of the nature center to provide your trail fees if you are a non-member.  Trail fees are used to help continue the upkeep of the trails and land for your […]

A National ‘Natural Leader’ In Training

Riveredge Nature Center is thrilled to announce that we have a national ‘Natural Leader’ heading off to training camp at the end of June. Cassie Bauer, our new Family & Community Programs Manager, was one of only 50 diverse young leaders chosen to participate in this transformative program. Of the program and her involvement, Cassie […]

A Special Broadcast

MILWAUKEE: A CITY BUILT ON WATER with John Gurda premieres Wednesday, April 22, at 8 pm on Milwaukee Public TV/Channel 10  Riveredge was fortuante to have John film parts of this documentary during our 2013 & 2014 Sturgeon release event – Sturgeon Fest.  We encourage all to learn more about Milwaukee and the historic significance of water in […]