Having partners supporting Riveredge Nature Center is what really makes Riveredge able to flourish and host so many successful programs throughout our various communities. We’re pleased to announce that Cabela’s #OutdoorFund has granted Riveredge Nature Center with $2,500 of equipment to support our youth and family programming!
At Riveredge, we believe that to inspire a love of nature and a passion for protecting it, we must first welcome people to enjoy and become curious about the prairies and forests and inhabitants of the Milwaukee River. In order to make that happen, we host innumerable summer camps, outreach programs, onsite programs, and gatherings for the Community Rivers Program. The following gifts from Cabela’s will help support our youth and family programming to inspire the next generations of exploring conservationists.
Fishing poles sized for very young anglers. We use poles mostly from April to October in family fishing programs, community rivers program outreach fishing days in Grafton, Saukville, Newburg, Fredonia & Kewaskum, and during our summer camps onsite.
Tents that fit 3-5 people are an asset to our Summer Camp program. We utilize them onsite for younger campers when they stay overnight as well as off site on trips to Devil’s Lake, The Boundary Waters, and Pictured rocks for our Teen Campers.
Pop-up changing shelters Heron Pond for campers to change in and out of suits before hiking 1-1.5 miles back to the camp classrooms/spaces. We also utilize these in the winter indoors- in our classrooms for students who need to change clothes after an especially wet day of playing/learning near the pond or in the snow!
Trail Cameras for wildlife monitoring of specific species/particular habitats that have sensitive plant ecosystems we closely study for phenology and habits. These are used most often with the research/conservation dept, but we do utilize them from time to time for summer camp and homeschool programming.
Thank you to #Cabela’s Outdoor Fund for supporting Riveredge and youth and family outdoor education throughout our community!