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for 4th Graders
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2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years
are available for military members, students, volunteers, and households making less than $50,000 a yearClick here for more information
Riveredge is home to 485 acres of pristine prairies, woods, ponds, and over one mile of the Milwaukee River. We offer so many ways to gather, discover, learn, and connect! Your membership fees provide crucial financial support for the protection of our local environment and environmental education for all.
Explore below to see how a Riveredge membership gets you access to special benefits.
$55 per year
Member + spouse/guest
$75 per year
Member + household
Paper Newsletter Add-on
$15 per year
All members will receive a copy of the quarterly newsletter by email. There is an option to add an annual fee of $15 to your membership to receive a paper copy in the mail each quarter.
Due to a significant increase in the cost of paper, printing, and postage, a paper copy is now available as a membership add on. This effort also reduces the use of paper, helps the environment, and saves money so that the focus remains on providing connections to nature for all.
Year-round access to 10+ miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing. Open dawn to dusk 365 days a year.
Early Camp Registration:
Early registration access for summer camp programs. Many of our camps fill before spring.
Invitations to member-only events and programs (seasonal dinners, tree climbing club, and more!)
Bring a friend along. Members get 6 Riveredge guest passes to share with friends and family and 4 day passes to the Feith Family YMCA in Port Washington.
Discounts & Swag:
Discounts or member swag package for all Riveredge programs & events.
Members receive a 10% discount in the Riveredge Nature Store. They also receive discounts on rentals and birthday parties.
Use our snowshoes on the Riveredge property for free.
Admission and discounts at over 150 other nature centers in the US and Canada. Including a few in southeastern Wisconsin.
Riveredge is regarded as one of the most beautifully restored natural sanctuaries in southeastern Wisconsin, and 4th grade is a great time to explore it. At Riveredge, we think it’s the perfect time for families to explore our natural world too.
All 4th graders are eligible to receive a free Family Membership to Riveredge, starting the summer before their 4th grade year through the summer after their 4th grade year!
discounts & membership assistance
Riveredge’s generous donors make these discounted memberships possible. Thank you.
- Veterans, active military, and current college students can receive a $10 discount on membership. Stop in the visitor center and present your military or student ID to get the discount.
- Volunteers can earn a membership with 20 hours of volunteer work.
- Households making less than $50,000 a year can apply for a discounted membership using the application below.
My child is a 4th grader and we already have a membership.
If you are a Riveredge Member already we will extend your membership by adding a year to your current expiration date.
I Purchased a Dual Membership, how do I upgrade to a Family Membership?
Dual Membership members can upgrade to a Family Membership by paying the difference in cost ($20). This can be done by calling the Center or stopping in to visit us!
Can I sign up for programs/visit before I get my membership cards?
Yes, absolutely. Our online registration system is linked to your membership email so the moment you purchase a membership you can receive the membership discounts. If you are looking to come out and hike or purchase something in the Nature Store, Riveredge staff are able to look up your membership information.
What is the benefit of the annual auto-renew option?
Auto-renewal makes life easier; no need to remember when your membership begins or ends, we’ll automatically charge your account annually so you can continue exploring Riveredge seamlessly without a lapse in membership. This is especially handy for gift memberships given to family or friends.
A reminder email is sent out one month before the payment is processed and you can opt out any time by calling the Center or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a grandparent, are my grandchildren covered by my membership?
Grandparents can bring grandkids with their family membership but not the parents as well (unless all generations actually all live in the same household)
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